Ziden1Kathryn Ziden holds a Ph.D. in Biophysics from Johns Hopkins University where she studied residual dipolar couplings as a way to elicit protein structure and dynamics using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy. During this time, she became interested in science policy and received a NATO Science for Peace and Security Fellowship to study Rapid Decision Making techniques in the event of a CBRN attack, as well as a Boren Fellowship from the National Security Education Program to pursue a project on alternative energy policy in India. She has worked for eight years as a S&T analyst in the government sector.