University of California, Riverside
Emily Abbott founded the Office of Corporate and Strategic Partnerships, based in the Office of Research and Economic Development, at the University of California, Riverside in 2014. The Office provides companies with comprehensive services and facilitates connections throughout the campus. Prior to UC Riverside, Emily served as a Senior Corporate Relations Officer at the California Institute of Technology for 10 years. She has been active in the Network of Academic Corporate Relations Officers and was one of the key contributors to the seminal white paper, “Five Essential Elements of a Successful 21st Century Corporate Relations Program.” Emily serves on the Board of Managers for Fast Forward, a National Multiple Sclerosis Society venture philanthropy initiative designed to accelerate the development of promising treatments for MS.