Christofer Nelson

Board Member

Christofer Nelson has served as president and CEO of the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) since 2020, supporting almost 700 science and technology centers, museums and allied organizations to create increased understanding of and engagement with science

Nelson has a BA in Political Science and Government from American University, and also studied Business and Theology at Seattle University. During his career, he has held several positions in the field of science engagement, including assistant director for open innovation at the White House Office of Science and technology policy and director of content at the USA Science & Engineering Festival, the largest science festival in the country.