Valerie is executive director of the Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control. She leads the organization’s research on weapons of mass destruction supply networks, used by governments and companies to support sanctions and counterproliferation actions. She is also editor of the Wisconsin Project’s Iran Watch website, which she created in 2003 to track and analyze Iran’s nuclear and missile programs and international efforts to counter these programs, and oversees the Wisconsin Project’s Risk Report, a comprehensive database of entities suspected of involvement in WMD proliferation. She leads outreach efforts in some 40 countries to support effective strategic trade controls, including through use of the Risk Report. Previously, Valerie worked in the Paris bureau of The New York Times and Newsweek and as a researcher in several Washington-based nonprofit institutes.
I am most excited to work on projects that… uncover information and bring it forward in an impactful way.
I am looking for partners who can help me… make our work more visible and reach more people.
A moment when I felt most inspired in my work was… engaging with government officials around the world and discussing how our research can support their work.
Innovations in my field that I am most excited to work on… involve the availability of open source information and the analytics that allow broad use of these data.