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Jana FankhauserGretchen Hund
Director of PNNL's Center for Global Security
Seattle, Washington

Phone:  (206) 528-3338

For over 30 years, Ms. Hund has led multi-disciplinary teams to tackle complex problems involving science, technology, and public policy issues. Her work has spanned the national security and environmental science domains, and includes expertise in nuclear nonproliferation, carbon dioxide sequestration, and radioactive waste remediation. Over the course of her career, Ms. Hund has worked with stakeholders at the laboratory, local, national, and international levels to define policy solutions to vexing technical challenges.

As the Director of PNNL's Center for Global Security, Ms. Hund focuses on identifying emerging issues that may have national security implications. Ms. Hund has convened experts to identify and investigate emerging threats that are not in the mainstream of current debate but believed to have grave consequence. Her role is to help translate technical detail into digestible information that decision makers can use in setting policy. Examples include understanding the threats and challenges found in the intersection of climate change and national security and how integrated climate models can be better tailored to help inform decisions on infrastructure resilience.

Ms. Hund has been with Battelle and PNNL since 1990. Previously, from 1985-1990, Ms. Hund was a senior analyst at the U.S. Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, specializing in environmental issues including radioactive waste management and wastes in the marine environment. Ms. Hund has a Bachelor of Artsdegree in Geology from Middlebury College and a Master of Science degree in Political Science with a concentration in science, technology, and public policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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