Dr. Katherine E. Himes was an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS, publisher of Science & Diplomacy) Overseas Science Fellow at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Regional Mission to Central Asia, based in Almaty, Kazakhstan from 2013 to 2015. She is an adjunct professor in the Master of Public Administration Program at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington.


The US-Pakistan S&T Cooperation Program highlights the importance of science diplomacy when formal bilateral dialogue faces challenges.


The vast biodiversity and range of ecosystems in Central Asia makes the region a high priority for global conservation efforts, thus positioning the U.S. Forest Service to contribute to U.S. foreign policy goals via conservation diplomacy.

In the Field

Katherine Himes works with the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Mission to Central Asia to address regional issues with scientific solutions.