Gretchen Hund

Former Director of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Center for Global Security
Greater Seattle Area, WA

Gretchen Hund is the former Director of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s (PNNL) Center for Global Security. In that role, she focused on identifying emerging issues that may have national security implications. Ms. Hund convened experts to identify and investigate emerging threats that are not in the mainstream of current debate but believed to have grave consequence. She assisted in translating technical detail into digestible information that decision makers can use in setting policy, including understanding the threats and challenges found in the intersection of climate change and national security and how integrated climate models can be better tailored to help inform decisions on infrastructure resilience.

Ms. Hund served with Battelle and PNNL from 1990-2018. From 1985-1990, she was a senior analyst at the US Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, specializing in environmental issues including radioactive waste management and wastes in the marine environment. Ms. Hund holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geology from Middlebury College and a Master of Science degree in Political Science with a concentration in science, technology, and public policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.