ELAINE A. JOHNSON, Ph.D. is the PI and Executive Director of Bio-Link, a National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education National Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences based at City College of San Francisco. Elaine specializes in creating partnerships between educational institutions and industry. She promotes articulation in the effort to create career pathways. Elaine is nationally recognized as an innovator and leader in education for careers in biotechnology. In 2010 she received the John Blackburn Exemplary Models Award from the American Association for University Administrators. She is the Co-PI on the Synergy Scaling Project, participates in several ATE National Visiting Committees, and serves on the Advisory Board for the AAAS Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education. In addition, she is one of the hub leaders of the Community College Consortium for Bioscience Credentials Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training Grant.