Misty Madero is the Industry Contracts Officer at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) Office of Technology Partnerships. She is also the SBIR/STTR Resource Center Manager with the newly launched EPIC SBDC (Small Business Development Center), providing SBIR/STTR support to faculty and small businesses in the Inland Empire region. Misty came to UCR in 2012 from the Office of Industry Research Collaboration at Arizona State University and has successfully submitted over 700 proposals and executed over 900 agreements totaling over $56M dollars over the past 6 years. Misty has over 18 years’ experience in Contracts and University Sponsored Research with over 9 years working directly with corporate partners. She holds a MA in Public Administration and BA in English from Arizona State University. She is also a member of the University Industry Demonstration Project (UIDP) and has served as secretary for the National Contract Management Association, Phoenix Chapter.