Chief Executive Officer
The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST), is a nonpartisan, nonprofit corporation established in 1988 to advise the state of California on matters of science and technology. As CEO, Mace provides strategic leadership to increase CCST’s impact as a boundary organization, an independent entity that bridges science, technology, and policy to inform and advance policy change among California’s decision-makers and drive broader impact across the state, the fifth largest economy in the world. Dr. Mace brings to CCST more than two decades of leadership experience working at the nexus of science and policy, drawing on her extensive background in environmental policy and marine ecology. During her tenure, Mace has led the organization in providing scientific guidance to the state of California on a range of important issues including disaster resilience and adaptation, climate change, and energy.