Kathryn Schiller Wurster

Kathryn Schiller Wurster is an experienced non-profit leader with deep knowledge of the science and technology, government contractor, R&D, and think tank industries. She serves as the Senior Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, a not-for-profit, non-partisan science and technology policy think tank serving the U.S. government. Her many years of experience includes working on complex science, technology, and national security policy issues, ranging from microelectronics to neurotechnology to space strategy. Kathryn also serves as Director of CREST, where she has developed a training curriculum to teach strategic thinking and policy skills for S&T PhD’s transitioning to policy careers. CREST serves as the Institute’s IR&D and futures group, generating new ideas that seed new projects and centers focusing on emerging technology policy issues. She has provided strategic and technical analysis studies support for government customers in Congress, the White House, DOD, DOE, NASA, and the Intelligence Community. Kathryn attended the University of Virginia as an Echols Scholar and graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political and Social Thought.