Jaime Yassif

Jaime Yassif
Program Officer, Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness

Jaime Yassif leads the Open Philanthropy Project initiative on Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness. Prior to this, she was a Science & Technology Policy Advisor at the U.S. Department of Defense, where she focused on oversight of the Cooperative Threat Reduction Program. During this period, she also worked on the Global Health Security Agenda at the Department of Health and Human Services. Jaime’s previous experience includes work with Connecting Organizations for Regional Disease Surveillance, the Nuclear Threat Initiative, the Federation of American Scientists and the Tsinghua University Institute for International Studies.

Jaime holds a Biophysics Ph.D. from UC Berkeley, an MA in Science & Security from the King’s College London War Studies Department and a BA in Biology from Swarthmore College. She is a Council on Foreign Relations Term Member and an alumna of the Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Initiative. Jaime joined the Open Philanthropy Project in May 2016.