March 2009 – Jeff Miotke, Joan Rolf, and Joanne Carney



Mr. Jeff Miotke is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Science, Space and Health at the U.S. Department of State. Ms. Joan Rolf is Assistant to the Director for International Relations at the Office of Science and Technology Policy. Ms. Joanne Carney is Director of the Center for Science, Technology and Congress at AAAS.


Jeff_Miotke.jpgDeputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Space and Science
Jeff Miotke is currently serving as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Science, Space and Health. Previously, Mr. Miotke was the Chief of Staff for the Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs, Paula J. Dobriansky. As the Director of the Office of Global Change, he was a senior negotiator on climate change. He has also been the Deputy Director of the Office for Development Finance in the State Department. Overseas, he served as the Deputy Chief of Mission in Lesotho, Economic Counselor in Hungary, Economics Officer in Guatemala and Consular Officer in the Dominican Republic. He has received twelve Honor Awards as well as the Frank Loy Award for Environmental Diplomacy.

Prior to joining the Foreign Service in 1986, Mr. Miotke managed the overseas users’ groups for Hewlett-Packard, edited Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA) Phase III reports for Syntex Labs, served as a management consultant for SRI International, and taught math and science as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Swaziland.

He has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Dartmouth College, a Masters in Public Policy from the Goldman School at the University of California in Berkeley, and a Masters in International Policy Studies from Stanford University. He speaks Spanish and Hungarian. Mr. Miotke has two children.

Joanne_Carney.jpgMs. Joanne Carney joined the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 1997 as the Director for the Center for Science, Technology, and Congress. She directs all activities of the Center, including production of the newsletter Science and Technology in Congress, organization of workshops, coordination of briefings for congressional leaders and their staff, and preparation of the regional reports on research and development in the states. In addition, she has assisted in various other activities for AAAS’s Science and Policy Programs.

Prior to joining the AAAS staff, Ms. Carney was the head of Government Relations for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) where she followed civil space, civil aeronautics and defense issues for almost ten years. At AIAA Ms. Carney was staff liaison to the AIAA Public Policy Committee, and assisted in the organization of over 16 technical workshops and the preparation of numerous position papers. She also prepared analyses of the NASA budget request as the contribution to the annual AAAS Intersociety Working Group R&D Report.
Ms. Carney holds a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language and Literature from the University of Maryland at College Park and a Master of Arts in Science, Technology, and Public Policy from the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University.


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