Stephanie Norlock serves as a program officer for the International Federation of Biosafety Associations. Her portfolio is largely dedicated to the human element of global biosecurity, where she has developed and presently facilitates programming such as the IFBA Global Mentorship Program and the IFBA Equity-Focused Coordinating Committee.


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.