Nancy Jackson

Nancy Jackson is a Franklin Fellow at the Department of State in the Science and Technology Advisor to the Secretary Office. She is “on loan” from Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM, where she was manager of the International Chemical Threat Reduction Department. She helped initiate the Chemical Security Engagement Program at DOS seven years ago and she was CSP’s first implementer. She won the 2013 AAAS award for Diplomacy and Science from her work with CSP. Previously, she was Deputy Director of the International Security Center at Sandia and was an energy researcher prior to her focus on nonproliferation issues.

Dr. Jackson was president of the American Chemical Society, in 2011 which was the United Nation’s International Year of Chemistry. She has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from George Washington University and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Texas, Austin.

Organization: U.S. Department of State

Related Challenge: Green Chemistry