Dr. Miriam E. John is serving in various consulting and board roles since her retirement as Vice President of Sandia’s California Laboratory in Livermore, California. During her Sandia career, she worked on a wide variety of programs, including nuclear weapons, chemical, and biological defense; missile defense; solar energy; and, provided leadership for a number of the laboratory’s energy, national security, and homeland security programs. She is a member of the Department of Defense’s Defense Science Board (DSB), Vice Chair of its Threat Reduction Advisory Committee, DHS’s Homeland Security Science and Technology Committee (HSSTAC), the AAAS Committee on Science and Engineering Public Policy (COSEPP), and immediate past Chair of the National Research Council’s Naval Studies Board. Dr. John also serves on the Board of Directors of the National Institute for Hometown Security, the Board of Advisors for MIT Lincoln Laboratory, the Board of Directors for Draper Laboratory, the External Advisory Board of Savannah River National Laboratory, and the Board of Directors of Leidos, inc. She is a Senior Fellow and past Chair of the California Council on Science and Technology. Dr. John is a member of the Dean’s advisory board for the School of Science and Engineering and chairs the Advisory Board for the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Tulane University, where she has been recognized as an outstanding alumna. She is a past member of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, the Board on Army Science and Technology, and the Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Commission on Science and Security. She was appointed a National Associate of the National Academies of Science and Engineering and is the recipient of the Navy’s Superior Public Service Award.