Oswald - Siri
Siri Oswald is a senior program officer in the Global Libraries initiative at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she is exploring partnership opportunities to increase public access to information technology and promote public libraries as partners in development efforts. Prior to joining the foundation, Ms. Oswald worked in the Washington, DC area for CRDF Global, a non-profit focused on promoting peace and prosperity through international scientific collaboration. Ms. Oswald was the program director for CRDF’s Cooperative Grant Programs, supporting research collaborations between American and Eurasian scientists in all areas of basic and applied natural sciences. While at CRDF, Ms. Oswald was also the senior manager for the organization’s infrastructure-development programs, coordinating with the national governments of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Moldova to create and sustain independent institutions that promote each nation's scientific and technological progress by offering competitive, merit-based grants.
She holds a bachelor’s degree from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, and a MA in Russian and East European Studies from Georgetown University.