Chanda Gonzales comes to XPRIZE with more than fifteen years of experience working with and directing programs that foster community and partner collaboration. This experience helps Ms. Gonzales oversee the direction of the Google Lunar XPRIZE where she is responsible for managing all aspects of this global competition.
Prior to joining XPRIZE, Ms. Gonzales served as a Program Director with the University of California, Berkeley, Riverside and Davis campuses. During her tenure with these academic institutions, she worked on programs that looked at the importance of reengineering policy to attempt to better serve its communities. She has worked with a variety of entities like the Office of Secretary Defense, Department of Interior, European Union, local governments, Charles Schwab, Accenture and Sears in developing programs that supported environmental, personal finance, citizenship, and science based education programs.