Cristin Dorgelo is Assistant Director for Grand Challenges with the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) in the Executive Office of the President (EOP), focusing the use of grand challenges and incentive prizes for open innovation.
Prior to joining the Office of Science and Technology Policy in early 2012, Cristin was Vice President, Prize Operations for the XPRIZE Foundation, an educational nonprofit prize institute. As part of the XPRIZE team from 2006 through early 2012, Cristin managed all of the XPRIZE Foundation's active competitions, including the $30MM Google Lunar X PRIZE, the $10MM Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE, the $10MM Archon Genomics X PRIZE, the $2.5MM Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander X CHALLENGE, and the $2.4MM Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X CHALLENGE. Before joining the XPRIZE Foundation, Cristin was part of the founding team of X1 Technologies as Director of Operations, helping the desktop search company develop its innovative software and grow from 0 to 40 employees from 2002 to 2006. Prior her work at X1 Technologies, Cristin worked on several groundbreaking startup companies at Idealab, including Energy Innovations, Omnilux, and XBeams. She also managed Idealab's knowledge management efforts. Cristin was part of the Leadership and Organizational Development group at Times Mirror before it was bought by Tribune Company in 2000. She started her career in Advertising Operations at the Los Angeles Times. Cristin holds a BA in History with a minor in Anthropology from UCLA.