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Kimberly Montgomery

Director, International Affairs and Science Diplomacy

Kim Montgomery is the Director of International Affairs and Science Diplomacy. In this role, she advises on bilateral and multilateral relationships and manages the AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy. She also serves as the Executive Editor of the policy journal Science & Diplomacy.

Kim has worked in science policy and international affairs in the U.S. and Austria. In Austria, she managed and advised on international relationships for the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and was a scientific consultant for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Her U.S. experience includes six years at the U.S. House of Representatives as professional staff for the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology and as a legislative assistant for Representative Rush Holt (NJ-12). Directly prior to joining AAAS in 2021, Kim was a senior program officer at the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) in the Scientific and Technical Affairs program.

Kim was an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the National Science Foundation’s Office of Legislative and Public Affairs. She received her Ph.D. in psychology and neuroscience from Princeton University and has a bachelor’s degree in cognitive science from Northwestern University.