U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation (CRDF) Global Senior Staff Associate Linda Staheli has more than thirty years of experience advancing international science and security engagements. She has been with CRDF Global for the past 14 years managing congressional and governmental relations and science diplomacy outreach, including founding and serving as secretariat (2007-2012) for the U.S.-North Korea Science Engagement Consortium. Before joining CRDF Global, Ms. Staheli worked from 1990-1998 in the U.S. Government, directing the National Institutes of Health Division of International Relations at the Fogarty International Center, managing international relations for the President’s Science Advisor at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), and managing U.S. government science and technology (S&T) relations with Japan and South Korea as well as the Central and East European Joint S&T Funds in the Department of State. Other employers include RAND, Council for a Livable World, and the Democratic National Committee.
Ms. Staheli has served in various volunteer capacities, including co-President of Women in International Security (WIIS), the Advisory Board of the International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research (INCTR), and as a Member of the National Committee on North Korea. Ms. Staheli holds an M.A. in Public Management with a focus on national security studies from the School of Public Affairs, University of Maryland, and a B.A. in International Studies from the Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington in Seattle.