K. Jun Bando is the Senior Advisor to the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST). She focuses on guiding strategic planning and organizational transformation to enhance CCST’s contributions to strengthening California’s policies with science.
Prior to joining CCST, Jun spent 14 years in the federal government in the national security and foreign policy sectors. As a senior advisor to Combatant Commanders and an Assistant Secretary of State, she assisted with strategic planning, executive communications, and organizational transformation. She also served as the Department of State’s regional science and technology advisor for the Americas.
Previous to working in public policy, Jun was a postdoctoral researcher at the UC Davis Genomic Variation Laboratory. She earned a Ph.D. in Ecology from UC Davis and a B.S. in Environmental Studies from San Jose State University. She was a 2006-07 AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow and a 2002 Switzer Environmental Fellow.
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