Clarissa Rios Rojas

Research Affiliate & Former Research Associate

Hi everyone! I am thrilled to introduce myself and share my background and experience, which have always been driven by a passion for science and a desire to positively impact the world. As a science diplomat and government science advisor with a PhD in Molecular Biology and a Master's degree in Biomedicine & Neuroscience, I have dedicated my career to bridging the gap between science and policymaking.

My motivations for this career path stem from my belief that science and technology have the power to shape the present and the future, but only if their risks and benefits are understood and responsibly managed. This led me to focus on researching the dangers posed by emerging technologies and creating Science-Policy interfaces that provide scientific evidence and advice to various policy stakeholders, including the public sector, businesses, and civil society. I have pursued this work also at the University of Cambridge, where I am dedicated to ensuring that science informs policy and vice versa.

Through my experience working with international organizations such as UN Women, the World Economic Forum's Future Councils, the G20, the WHO, and the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Advisory Board, I have had the opportunity to develop expertise in a range of topics from women's economic empowerment to global catastrophic risks and the co-creation of policy. My work as an expert advisor for organizations such as the OECD, the UK parliament, and the UNDRR has allowed me to contribute to initiatives promoting international security and managing global risks such as the misuse of AI and bioweapons.

With a background that includes positions at institutions like the Ministry of Environment (Peru), the European Commission, the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, and the University of Queensland, I am eager to continue my work at the forefront of the intersection of science, policy, and emerging technologies.

I am a passionate professional with a strong background in foresight, science diplomacy, and managing global risks. I am eager to bring my skills and knowledge to an organization dedicated to positively impacting Artificial Intelligence Strategy, Policy, and Ethics and committed to responsible AI development.

Subscribe to our mailing list to get our latest updates