Natalie Colbert is the Belfer Center’s Executive Director. Before coming to the Center, Colbert served in the Central Intelligence Agency for 13 years. Most recently, she was Director of Analytic Resources and Corporate Programs for the Near East Mission Center, where she led strategic management of analytic personnel resources and created a career development seminar for mid-level analysts. Prior to this role, Colbert led multiple analytic teams to produce intelligence assessments covering fast-paced issues in the Middle East for the President and other customers in the policymaking, intelligence, and military communities. Colbert previously served as an intelligence analyst covering conflict zones in Africa and Latin America. Across her CIA career, Colbert has earned awards for leadership excellence and in 2021 received the Near East Mission Center Award for Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Colbert is a 2008 graduate of Harvard Kennedy School, where she earned a Master in Public Policy. She graduated in 2006 from New York University, majoring in International Relations and Francophone Studies.

Jeff Fields is a non-resident Fellow at the Intelligence Project. He currently serves as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge, where he leads the Counterintelligence (CI) Branch for the FBI in San Francisco. He previously served as an FBI Supervisory Special Agent within the National Security Division, where he led an interagency cyber-network operations group targeting Counterterrorism (CT) threats emanating from Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Prior to this post, he worked global CT and Human Intelligence (HUMINT) matters, deploying to Afghanistan and the Horn of Africa on embedded assignments with U.S. Special Operations Command. As an FBI Adjunct Faculty member, he is an agency subject matter expert on CI, CT, HUMINT operations, and Violent Extremism. Jeff is fully committed to addressing the cybersecurity and intelligence community’s diversity deficit, and he volunteers as a mentor with two-nonprofits, Girl Security and the Fiver Children’s Foundation. Mr. Fields graduated from Hampton University with a B.S. in Biology, and he has a Master of Public Administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

Dr. Michael Miner has taught at Harvard University for over a decade including courses on intelligence, cyberspace, strategy, and international security. He is an Associate Fellow with the Intelligence Project in the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. He has taught for several years with Douglas Dillon Professor of Government Graham T. Allison, former Director of the Belfer Center and Founding Dean of the Kennedy School. Dr. Miner earned his PhD at King's College London studying with the Official Historian of the British Joint Intelligence Committee. The Perennial Quest: Intelligence Integration from London to Washington, 1936-2019 examines the historical evolution of national intelligence systems in the United Kingdom and the United States. Outside of teaching Michael writes and speaks to various audiences and organizations on current affairs and advocates for matters of public interest. He also holds a term appointment on the Fulbright Specialist Roster supported by the U.S. Department of State and volunteers in the United States Marine Corps Cyber Auxiliary. Dr. Miner sits on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Fulbright Association, is an active member of the North American Society for Intelligence History, and is a graduate of Dartmouth College.

Lorie Roule served in multiple corporate leadership roles in the CIA, including as Chief Talent Development, Executive Lead for Implementation of a 2013 CIA Study on Women in Leadership, and Director of CIA University’s Intelligence Language Institute. Her service in the CIA’s Directorate of Operations earlier in her career included management of all aspects of intelligence reporting on a variety of national security topics.  Ms. Roule’s signature areas of expertise are talent and leadership development, diversity and inclusion, linguistic services management, and education.  She is the recipient of multiple CIA and IC awards, including a Presidential rank award in 2015. She currently serves as Senior Executive-Intelligence for Transparent Language, Inc., which develops and supports a digital platform for the teaching and learning of languages.

Lindsay Temes is a recent graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School and an MBA candidate at MIT Sloan School of Management. Prior to graduate school, Lindsay served as an active duty military officer with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. She continues her service in the Air Force Reserve.

Kristin Wood is a non-resident Fellow at the Intelligence Project. She spent 20 years at the CIA, serving in the Director’s area and three Agency directorates—analysis, operations, and digital innovation—and leading a wide variety of the Agency’s missions.  She delivered the President's Daily Brief to senior Administration officials in the George W. Bush Administration, stood up the Sherman Kent School's Senior Analyst Program, and led the analytic team that prepared the CIA Director for briefings to Congress and National Security Council meetings. Ms. Wood was selected for the Agency's Senior Intelligence Service and finished her career at CIA as the Deputy Director of the Innovation & Technology Group at the CIA's Open Source Center where she successfully led programs and technical experts that extracted meaning from big data and created tools, methodologies, and infrastructure for the future.

Since 2015, her consulting firm has assisted start-up companies and mature defense industry and financial services to develop technological solutions to support the US Government mission, while her Harvard Kennedy School fellowship has allowed her to focus on the national security implications of climate change. Ms. Wood graduated from Occidental College with an A.B. in Political Science.  She serves on the Advisory Board for the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC and Ox Intel, and Spycraft Entertainment.