Dr. Clark is Senior Advisor for Cyber and Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) in the Bureau of Counterterrorism and CVE (CT Bureau) at the U.S. Department of State.
Her portfolio focuses primarily on counterterrorism-related cyber issues, particularly countering the use of the internet for terrorist purposes, as well as CVE. Her previous work in the CT Bureau’s Office of Homeland Security also focused on international critical infrastructure security and resilience (CISR), including energy and cybersecurity, and she is currently a Senior Fellow at the George Washington University Center for Cyber and Homeland Security.
Dr. Clark is a former American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellow. She is also an archaeologist and has consulted for UNESCO on cultural heritage preservation programs in northwest Pakistan and for the Harappa Archaeological Research Project in the United States and Pakistan.
Prior to her doctoral work at Harvard, Dr. Clark was a computer systems specialist developing computer applications for Texas Instruments, General Dynamics, and Computer Sciences Corporation. Dr. Clark holds A.M. and Ph.D. degrees in anthropology specializing in archaeology from Harvard University. She also holds a B.S. degree in computer science and sociology from Southeastern Oklahoma State University.