Kerri-Ann Jones leads The Pew Charitable Trusts’ crosscutting agenda on research and science. This includes working to ensure the quality of research supported across Pew and managing specific research investments. She oversees a portfolio that includes biomedical and environmental research as well as research and analysis examining topics that include fiscal policy, broadband coverage, and student debt.
Before coming to Pew, Jones was a senior technical adviser to a maternal, newborn, and child health project supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development. Previously, she served as the assistant secretary of state for oceans and international environmental and scientific affairs at the U.S. State Department and as associate director for national security and international affairs in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
Jones holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Barnard College and a doctorate in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University.