Kistin Keller

Systems Analyst/Strategic Futures Program Lead, Sandia National Laboratories

Elizabeth Kistin Keller is a systems analyst at Sandia National Laboratories, where she leads the Labs’ Strategic Futures Program. Her work is currently focused on the future of hyperconnectivity and analysis and design for strategic initiatives on climate security, cybersecurity, and crisis decision support. Before joining Sandia, Elizabeth spent several years working on water conflict and coop­eration in North America, Southern Africa, and South and Southeast Asia. Born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Elizabeth received her BA in political science and Latin American studies as a Morehead-Cain Scholar at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and her master’s and PhD in international development studies (a combination of political science, economics, and anthropology) as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. She is a member of the Association of Professional Futurists and an adjunct professor in the University of New Mexico’s Department of Geography and Environmental Studies. Elizabeth was a fellow in N Square’s inaugural Innovators Network cohort.

Biggest untapped opportunity to help advance a world safe from nuclear threat →
Great question and one I won’t do justice to here, but I think there are tremendous opportunities for continuing to expand the network and deepen the collaborative relationships and efforts underway.