Nina Fedoroff received her PhD in Molecular Biology from the Rockefeller University and has served on the faculties of the Carnegie Institution for Science, the Johns Hopkins University, the Pennsylvania State University, the Santa Fe Institute and the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia. Nina has published three books and more than 170 scientific papers. She is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and a 2006 National Medal of Science laureate. Fedoroff served as the Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State and to the Administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) from 2007 to 2010. She currently serves as Senior Science Advisor to OFW Law, Washington, DC.