Dian Pusfitasari is an analytical chemist and chemical safety and security officer at the RC Chem – LIPI. In 2014, she became the third fellow of CRDF Global’s Robin Copeland Memorial Fellowship.  Under this fellowship, she studied Disarmament and Nonproliferation at CNS Monterey Institute of International Study in Monterey California. Her her main project was titled "Implementation of Chemical Security in an Indonesia Laboratory." She then interned at the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS) to work on chemical nonproliferation. Dian has been involved as the part of the International Centre for Chemical Safety and Security (ICCSS) Global team since 2015, and she is also a deputy executive assistant for the National Network of Chemical Safety and Security of Indonesian Chemical Society (HKI).

In the Field

Through her experiences studying chemical security in Indonesia, the author emphasizes the importance of continued investment in opportunities for science diplomacy and international collaboration.