Kira Mock manages partnerships with federal host agencies and offices facilitating day-to-day coordination of fellows. This entails conducting the selection and placement processes; monitoring and reporting on fellowship activities; and serving as a liaison and guide to fellows and their mentors. In addition, Kira contributes to planning and conducting orientation sessions, and participates in outreach and recruitment efforts.
She holds a BBA in international business finance from George Washington University with a minor in German literature & language, as well as a master’s degree from St. John’s College in liberal arts, and a master’s degree in environmental management. Kira joined the Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) staff in 2009 with 14 years of experience managing international scientific capacity building initiatives. Previously she was a program officer at the Research Support Program for USAID, administered under the Policy and Global Affairs Division at the National Academies, where she managed peer review and administration of USAID’s Israeli research programs.
Kira has published in AAAS’ Science & Diplomacy on innovative applied scientific research programs. She has traveled extensively and, having lived in Germany as an exchange student, is fluent in German.