Christie Ko is the associate director for the Initiative on the Digital Economy. She manages the IDE corporate membership program, oversees events including the IDE Annual Conference, and is part of the IDE leadership team. Prior to joining IDE, she was head of Member Services for the MIT Energy Initiative, where she worked closely with corporations, foundations, and individuals supporting research, symposia, events, and educational programs. During her time at MITEI, she also ramped up a multi-disciplinary Energy Studies Minor — now one of the most popular minor programs on campus — and piloted an internship program. Christie sits on the Advisory Boards for the Centre for Work-based Learning (University of Strathclyde) and the Centre for Relationship Marketing and Service Management (Hanken School of Economics). Christie received a BA in literature from Boston University and an MS in writing and cultural politics from the University of Edinburgh.