Marcius Extavour is a leader working at the intersection of science, technology, policy, and public engagement. His primary interests are the social, policy, and technology approaches to clean and sustainable energy systems, as well as the quantum technologies of the future. He has held a variety of leadership and team-oriented roles within government, academia, and industry, including at the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources where he held the OSA/SPIE/AAAS Congressional Science & Technology Policy Fellowship, and more recently at the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto where he served as Director of Government and Industry Partnerships. Dr. Extavour holds a PhD and MSc quantum optics and atomic physics, and a BASc in engineering science from the University of Toronto. Outside of the office and the lab Dr. Extavour loves teaching, and is active in engaging young and early-career scientists interested in careers outside of academia.