Karin Vander Schaaf is the Administrative Coordinator of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program (STPP), Executive Assistant to STPP Co-Director John P. Holdren, and provides faculty assistance to Professors Jim Waldo, Bruce Schneier, Halla Hrund Logadottir, and Dan Schrag. Her administrative responsibilities include financial management and budget oversight, logistics planning for conferences, seminars, and workshops, and working with the STPP and Environment and Natural Resources Program fellows on HKS administrative matters. She is passionate about the environment and is a co-chair of the HKS Green Team. She also serves on the HKS Joint Council and is an HUCTW representative for Harvard Kennedy School.

Vander Schaaf joined the Belfer Center after eleven years at Harvard Medical International where her role was Manager of Administrative Operations and Program Manager for the Dubai Healthcare City project. She holds a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Graduate Certificate of Special Studies in Administration and Management from the Harvard Extension School

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