Michael A. Alvarez

A. Alvarez

Second Vice Chair

QB3 Program Director, University of California, Santa Cruz

Michael has been building relationships between industry, government, and academia for more than twenty-five years. Early in his career, he was a management consultant with Accenture in NYC. He later founded and directed centers for workforce development, industry relations, and entrepreneurship at premier medical institutions including UCSF, Stanford, and MD Anderson.  He is widely sought for input and expert opinion on the business of biotechnology, STEM education, and the future of work, and has addressed these topics in key venues such as Nature, Forbes, US News, and NPR.  He continues to support life science entrepreneurship and industry engagement as program director for QB3 at UCSC.  He serves the Latino community abroad as a member of the Hospital de La Familia Foundation board, improving health and wellness in the Northern Triangle through its hospital, eye clinic, and nutrition center operations; and locally, as a member of the HFSV board, where he also chairs our Nominations and Governance committee. 

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