B.Sc. Chemistry — Louisiana State University
Ph.D. Chemistry — Georgia Institute of Technology
Christina Jones is a Partnerships and Outreach Strategist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO). Christina received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Georgia Institute of Technology, and a B.Sc. from Louisiana State University in Chemistry.
Prior to joining AMNPO, Christina was a Research Chemist in the Material Measurement Laboratory at NIST. In this role, she led programmatic initiatives to improve quality assurance and quality control in metabolomics, particularly for improving clinical translation of human health research. Christina previously interned at Merck, where she applied new process chemistry methodologies to scale-up synthesis of challenging pharmaceutical-related compounds.
Christina’s work has been published numerous times in scientific journals and featured on the cover of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. She is the recipient of several awards and honors, including The Analytical Scientist’s Top 100 Power List, American Chemical Society 40 Under 40 Rising Star in Proteomics and Metabolomics, and the Winifred Burke-Houck Professional Leadership Award. Christina has a passion for broadening participation in STEM and actively participates in developing curricula and teaching interactive, hands-on science activities that supplement K–12 education in addition to soft skills for academic success and leadership.
At AMNPO, Christina works to strengthen and expand support for the Manufacturing USA network through effective communication of the network’s results, initiatives, and opportunities to stakeholders and engagement and outreach to develop strategic relationships with federal, state, local, and industry partners. She also supports the management of Manufacturing USA funding opportunities and is responsible for education and workforce development coordination with NIIMBL, a NIST-sponsored Manufacturing USA institute whose mission is to accelerate biopharmaceutical manufacturing innovation in the United States.