Mayra Ameneiros is a biochemist, with a M.S. in transfusion medicine and immunohematology; a postgraduate degree in international security, disarmament, and non-proliferation of WMD; and a biorisk management and biosecurity professional certifications from IFBA. Currently, she is the Director of Strategic Engagement & Development at Biopreparedness International, a Senior Advisor at PandemicTech, and a Consulting Advisory Board member at Merrick & Company’s Life Sciences. *First co-author. 


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.