Gabrielle Essix is a program officer on the Global Biological Policy and Programs team at the Nuclear Threat Initiative, where she works on projects to strengthen global health security and biosecurity including NTI’s Global Health Security Index, the Global Biosecurity Dialogue, and the Next Generation for Biosecurity Competition. She holds an M.S. in Biohazardous Threat Agents and Emerging Infectious Diseases from Georgetown University.


Creating opportunities for life scientists to participate in diplomacy is crucial. In this article, authors identify a set of guiding principles for future programs that aim to grow the next generation of global biosecurity diplomats.