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Chanda Gonzales

Senior Director, Prize Operations & Strategy, Google Lunar XPRIZE

Chanda Gonzales is the Senior Director of the Google Lunar XPRIZE for the XPRIZE Foundation. XPRIZE is the leading expert in designing and implementing innovative models that utilize gamification, crowd-sourcing, incentive competitions, and exponential technologies to solve the world’s grandest challenges.

Chanda has over 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 the lead director for managing all aspects of this global competition.

Prior to joining XPRIZE, Chanda served as a Program Director at the University of California (Riverside, David and Berkeley campuses) and California State University. 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 government institutions like the U.S. Office of Secretary Defense, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Interior, European Union and city governments, as well as for-profit entities like Charles Schwab, Bank of America, Accenture and Sears Roebuck in developing programs that supported environmental, personal finance, citizenship, and science based education programs.


Chanda Gonzales will be participating in the Abundance Era Conference (May 10th).