Headshot of Mary Albertson

Mary Albertson became director of the Office of Technology Licensing (OTL) at Georgia Tech in July 2022, having previously worked for University of Utah’s PIVOT Center and having spent 27 years of her career working at Stanford University.

She’s been president of AUTM and received its President’s Award in 2015 for her long-standing service.

She tells us what brought her to Georgia Tech, what the institute could learn from Utah and Stanford — and vice versa — and how she’s tackling an incredibly long to-do list that includes dramatically expanding the OTL’s capacity.

She reflects on the challenges she’s overcome in her career to date and ponders how students can become valuable assets to technology transfer offices.