Dr Rebecca Keiser

Dr Rebecca Keiser, Gender Summit 8 Speaker Head, Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE), National Science Foundation (NSF), USA.

Rebecca Keiser has been Head of the U.S. National Science Foundation’s Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE) since April of 2015.  Prior to her current position, she held several positions with NASA, including associate deputy administrator for strategy and policy, associate deputy administrator for policy integration, executive officer to the deputy administrator, and chief of staff for the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate. Keiser also served as assistant to the director for international relations at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where she provided policy guidance to the president's science advisor.  Keiser's experience covers science and technology policy, agreements and other cooperative efforts. She is a board member of Women in Aerospace and a member of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science. 

Keiser earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Japanese studies from Wellesley College, a Master of Science degree in politics of the world economy from the London School of Economics, and a doctorate in international studies from the University of South Carolina.