Christine Q. Kurihara

443 Via Ortega
Stanford, CA 94305-4125


Creative problem solving skills; collaborative management style; excellent reputation with customers/sponsors/clients as competent, knowledgeable and helpful; strong technical skills complemented by the ability to convey technical concepts to users at all levels; ability to work successfully across organizations to promote and achieve collaborative solutions; extensive experience in media product development and production; extensive global experience.


Stanford University (1990 - present)

Lab Manager, Prakash Lab (2015 - present)
Help support the efforts of Professor Manu Prakash, inventor of the Foldscope and other extremely low-cost devices for scientific use.

Sr. Associate Director, Global and Communication, Biodesign Program (2013 - 2016)
Direct the global offerings of Biodesign managing all operational aspects of two fellowships, a course, externships for fellows, global partner relationships and foreign visits. Communication means conveying the purpose and status of Biodesign through whatever means: talks, presentations, multiple websites, event collateral, annual reports, newsletters, social media, etc. Assist in fundraising efforts and manage special projects as needed.

Associate Director, Global Programs, Biodesign Program (January, 2010 - 2013)
Responsible for operational aspects of all global programs partnering with India and Singapore to establish Biodesign training, fellowships, and courses at prominent education institutions in India and East Asia. The Singapore partners include Economic Development Board, Agency for Science, Technology and Research, National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University. Indian partners are the All India Institute for Medical Sciences and the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. Also responsible for all international visits and promotion of Biodesign on a global scale.

Manager, Special Projects, Biodesign Program (February, 2004 - 2013)
Manage IT-based and web focused applications on behalf of the Biodesign program in the Stanford School of Medicine. These projects include a website for medtech innovators,, a link collection website,, and the biodesign website. In charge of any administrative or operational aspects for all new projects in Biodesign. Support fundraising efforts and communications for the program.

Associate Director of Academic Administration, Biodesign program (February 2002- February, 2004)
Responsible for all academic administrative aspects of the Biodesign program in the Stanford School of Medicine, including budget oversight, student and course support, strategic planning for the future of the program and online delivery of content.

Acting Executive Director, Stanford University Media Solutions (April 2001-December 2001)
Oversee a group of 30+ individuals in video, broadcast, web and courseware operations as a centralized for-hire resource to Stanford University. The group produces products that range from broadcast television programs (the PBS series Uncommon Knowledge) to complex websites to documentary videos. Special projects have included working with the Yale, Princeton and Oxford Universities to develop a joint online curriculum for the four Universities Alumni. Successfully launched two courses in October 2001.

Web Technologies Curriculum Coordinator, Stanford Continuing Studies (February, 2000 - February, 2004)
Coordinate Stanford University's Continuing Studies Program curriculum in the area of Internet and Web Technologies. This includes 6-8 courses per academic quarter offered by a range of faculty both from Stanford and outside.

Director, Web & Courseware Development (February 2000 - April 2001)
Managed a 15-person, $1M business responsible for the development and deployment of websites and online courseware for the University. Responsible for oversight of 50-70 projects per year in the range of $5000-$200,000.

Lecturer, Stanford Continuing Studies (1998 - 2008)
Taught various courses for Stanford Continuing Studies including Web Accessbility, Information Architecture and Management of Personal Digital Information.

Senior Web Developer (April 1998 - February 2000)
Provided web development support to clients throughout the Stanford campus including information architecture, HTML coding, database modeling and project management. Served as technical lead for all large web development projects.

Co-Chair, Sixth International World Wide Web Conference (1996 - 1997)
Responsible for the overall planning and management of the conference including all aspects of the technical program, the infrastructure, the management of the Local Organizing Committee and oversight of the event management company hired for the event. Responsible for ensuring the theme of accessibility was promoted throughout all aspects of the conference. Event included seven topical tracks, a day of tutorials and workshops, a day dedicated to developers, an exhibition, and four special events. The conference produced a 760-page proceeding covering 62 papers and brought together 1800 attendees from 40 countries.

World Wide Web Coordinator (1996 - 1998)
Acted as focal point for Stanford's primary web presence. Responsible for the first official design of the Stanford University site. Consulted with organizations throughout the University on issues surrounding the use of the World Wide Web. Served as liaison between IT organization and users in the University community for web resource requirements definition. Maintained and enhanced University web presence on a continual basis.

Unix Systems Support (1990-1996)
Responsible for the day-to-day operations of a UNIX systems support group, managing UNIX workstations and providing systems administration to several clients. Responsible for the transition of a departmental computer support organization to a University-wide model. More than doubled client base in first six months of position as manager of group, while ensuring service center budget stayed on track.

The Aerospace Corporation (1978 - 1990)

Key contributor in the creation and delivery of a full-service Computer-Aided Engineering capability on behalf of the engineering staff. Role continued to increase in scope and size over twelve years concluding with a management position supervising 11 staff in support of the CAE facility.

US Peace Corps (1974-1976)

Volunteer Math and Science Teacher, Zorzor Teacher Training Institute, Zorzor, Liberia


A.B., Mathematics; University of California, Los Angeles


Woman of the Year; The Aerospace Corporation, 1985

Employee of the Month, James H. Clark Center (Bio-X), 2005