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Christine Ortiz

As a scientist and engineer, Christine’s expertise is in the area of multiscale design and mechanics of biological and bio-inspired materials and manufacturing. She has over 180 scholarly publications and 30 national and international honors, including the Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering, presented at the White House by President George W. Bush. She is an alumni of the National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities for Science and Engineering (GEM) which provided her with a transformative fellowship and summer internship that enabled her to continue her education and career path. Christine serves on numerous boards, including the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, New England Association of Schools and Colleges.