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Dr. Elizabeth “Libbie” Prescott works at the intersection of science, technology, and international policy as a Professor in the Practice and Director of Curriculum for Science, Technology and International Affairs (STIA) at Georgetown’s Walsh School of Foreign Service. Libbie has served in government at the Department of Defense, Department of State, and the intelligence community. Outside of government, Libbie has amassed diverse and extensive experiences in biosecurity, science strategy, and public health from the Eurasia Group, the National Academy of Science, the National Health Service in the United Kingdom, and the Aspen Institute, among other institutions. She is a German Marshall Fund Young Strategist, GPPi Global Governance Futures Fellow 2027, and Truman National Security Project Fellow.


Angela Bai graduated from Georgetown in 2017 with a bachelor's degree in biology. She has research experience in cancer genetics, dark matter detection, and, most recently, the microbial ecology of Earth analogues in the search for life on Mars. She has traveled above the Arctic Circle to examine the Greenlandic Ice Sheet and below the Antarctic Circle to sample ancient microbes. She was a 2016 Net Impact Design Fellow, for which she was awarded funding to establish Georgetown's first apiary. With an affinity for the crossroads of biology and design, she hopes to combine her biology background with postgraduate education in urban design and architecture. 


Banner image: Michael D. Beckwith, The Leeds Library