Claire Chen is the Director for Global Initiatives at the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA), where she served as the Horizon 2020 National Contact Point for Legal and Financial Affairs for the U.S. She specializes in technology and innovation policy, project management, creative workshop facilitation, and cross-cultural communications. In her current role, she supports the advancement of research administration and management globally to facilitate international scientific cooperation between the U.S. and other countries. She is currently working on two Horizon 2020 funded projects- the BILAT USA 4.0 and ENRICH in the USA. In the past, she has consulted and facilitated on projects with the Arab League, Eurasia Foundation, the Atlantic Council, and other programs in the Washington D.C. science & technology community. She received her Master’s degree in International Communication from American University, her Bachelor’s degree in Culture Studies from Humboldt State University, and a second Bachelor’s degree in English from Xi’an International Studies University in China.