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Steve Bergen

Steve Bergen
Associate Director, Operations & Special Projects - GDI Americas

Steve is the Associate Director for Operations and Special Projects at GDI Americas. He has over 13 years of experience in program and project management, international compliance, managing donor funding, and nonprofit leadership. He has supported international activities on behalf of the National Science Foundation, Department of State, National Institutes of Health, and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Steve was previously at CRDF Global where he served as a Technical Advisor for the organization’s cybersecurity portfolio and the Acting Director for the Research and Innovation Practice Area. He has worked extensively in the Eurasia and MENA regions in basic research, higher education, professional exchange, agriculture, global health, and information and communications technology (ICT).

Steve received his M.A. in International Affairs and a B.A. in International Studies from American University. In his free time he enjoys tennis, traveling, baking, and running (3 marathons and counting).