Christine Chalk is Program Manager for the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) and for the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, both in the DOE Office of Science Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) program. Ms. Chalk also is the designated federal officer for the Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee and leads lab appraisal and budget formulation in ASCR. She joined the program in 2006 to assist with the Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) program, overseeing its Computational Biology and Groundwater projects.
Ms. Chalk previously held a DOE Brookings Institution LEGIS Fellowship, working in the office of Rep. Nick Smith of Michigan, chair of the Research Subcommittee of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. She later led the Office of Science responses to Office of Management and Budget Program Assessment Rating Tool reports and helped develop the template for DOE’s Laboratory Business Plans.
Ms. Chalk joined the Office of Science in 1991, starting as a management intern with the International Office of the Superconducting Super Collider. She later completed a project management rotation in Chicago on the Argonne National Laboratory Advanced Photon Source and Fermilab Main Injector projects. Ms. Chalk returned to Washington and joined the DOE Office of Budget and Planning, focusing on strategic planning, Government Performance and Results Act-related activities, Office of Science budget overview and testimony, and other activities. She also led the first Office of Science web development team.
Ms. Chalk has degrees in Economics from Trinity College and Physics from the University of Maryland, College Park. She also completed a one-year intensive writing program at Oxford University.