Marjory Blumenthal

Director, Science, Technology, and Policy Program at RAND Corporation


Connecting ideas and people, leadership, and a steady stream of new challenges define my career. I can stand back and study the trends, or dive in and do what it takes to shape the trends.

I have been interdisciplinary since before it became fashionable, and the same can be said about my history of building expert networks. I lead or participate in collaborative teams continually, as likely to include people across the country (or in other countries) as those several feet away. I excel at connecting people and enjoy mentoring colleagues. Numerous advisory and research activities have provided opportunities to learn about new developments and generate new ideas and connections. Adding it all up, I get results—in the private and public sectors.