Dalal Najib is a senior program officer at the Development, Security and Cooperation (DSC) in the Policy and Global Affairs (PGA) Division of the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, working mainly on international development and capacity building through science and technology. She is the program director for the Arab-American Frontiers program of Science, Engineering and Medicine at NAS in partnership with MENA based S&T institutions. She also currently manages a USAID-funded program to build the capacity of the newly established Indonesian Science Fund. Dalal also works on the PEER (Partnership for Enhanced engagement in Research) program where she oversees the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) and Central Asia regions portfolios. Dalal first joined the National Academies as a Mirzayan Science and Technology policy fellow at the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board (ASEB). She holds a Ph.D. in space engineering from University of Michigan, under the NASA Earth and Space Sciences Fellowship (NESSF). She also completed a master’s degree in public policy (MPP) from the Gerald Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan with focus on Science and Technology policy in developing countries. Prior to that, Dalal received her undergraduate degree in aerospace and aeronautical engineering from Supaero (Toulouse, France). She is fluent in French, Arabic, English and Spanish.