Linda Staheli is the founder of the Global Co Lab Network globalcolab.net which focuses on curating diverse stakeholders in informal on incubating action and engaging the next generation. Inspiration for the Co Lab came after working for thirty years building global science and technology engagements to address global challenges including those in the security, diplomacy and economic competitiveness arenas. Ms. Staheli directed government affairs at CRDF Global and founded the US-North Korea Science Consortium with AAAS, Syracuse University, and the Korea Society. She managed global health issues as the Director of the Division of International Relations at the Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health. Other government experience includes managing U.S global science relations working at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, negotiating and implementing science and technology (S&T) agreements with Japan and Korea and managing the Central and East European Joint S&T Funds at the U.S. Department of State. Other employers include RAND, Pacific Sierra Research Corporation, and Council for a Livable World. Ms. Staheli has served in various volunteer capacities including Vice President and co-President of Women in International Security (WIIS). She holds an M.A. in Public Management with a focus on national security studies from the School of Public Affairs, University of Maryland, and a B.A. in International Studies from the Jackson School of International Studies, the University of Washington in Seattle.