“I use ‘disruptive’ in both its good and bad connotations. Disruptive scientific and technological progress is not to me inherently good or inherently evil. But its arc is for us to shape. Technology’s progress is furthermore in my judgment unstoppable. But it is quite incorrect that it unfolds inexorably according to its own internal logic and the laws of nature.”
Sasha Baker currently serves as National Security Advisor to Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, advising her on defense, intelligence, and homeland security issues.
Prior to joining Senator Warren’s office, Sasha was Deputy Chief of Staff to Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, with responsibilities for acquisition and technology innovation and preparation of the Department of Defense budget.
From 2011-2015, Sasha worked for the Office of Management and Budget, as a Program Examiner in the Homeland Security and National Security divisions and later as Special Assistant to the Director. While at OMB, Sasha completed a six-month detail to the Joint Staff as a Special Assistant to the Chairman for Strategy, with a focus on defense budgetary matters. After several years in the private sector, Sasha began her public service career at the House Armed Services Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, where she supported bipartisan congressional reviews on a variety of national security topics.
Sasha holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College and a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where she was an International and Global Affairs Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. She is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a recipient of the Department of Defense Distinguished Public Service Medal.
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