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Chris Spitzer

Chris Spitzer
Chris Spitzer
Quantum Research Program Manager
Quantum Information Science & Technology

Chris Spitzer is the associate director for operations of the Quantum Systems Accelerator and quantum program manager at LBNL. Previously he served as a program officer in UC Research Initiatives at the UC Office of the President, where he managed grant-making programs in the physical sciences and engineering, including the Laboratory Fees Research Program and Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives. Chris has held several policy-related Fellowships, including an AIP Congressional Fellowship in the U.S. Senate and a AAAS S&T Policy Fellowship in the State Department. He has also held an APS Mass Media Fellowship in science journalism. He co-founded Engineers and Scientists Acting Locally, a non-profit focused on civic engagement, where he still acts as director of content. Chris holds a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Washington, and bachelor degrees in physics and EECS at UC Berkeley.