Ms. Maria DiGiulian
Director, International Science and Technology Collaboration, Office of International Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy
Maria DiGiulian is the Director of the Office of International Science and Technology Collaboration at the Department of Energy. In that role, she is responsible for managing the Department’s International S&T collaborative programs. DOE engages in multiple international science and technology collaborations to maintain the strength and global leadership of the U.S. innovation base and looks at the national and economic security issues associated with those programs. In this role, Ms. DiGiulian leads DOE efforts in Mission Innovation, a 25-member global organization that drives forward global clean energy innovation. She also leads the U.S. government’s Net Zero World Initiative, executed through an interagency and national laboratory consortium. Through Net Zero World, the United States partners with strategically important countries to develop tangible clean energy projects that meet energy needs and decarbonize economies.
Prior to joining the Department of Energy, Ms. DiGiulian was a principal at a political risk consulting firm. In that role she conducted political risk analysis for a variety of private sector clients, including multinational energy firms. She also served as an adjunct professor at George Mason’s School of Public Policy. Earlier in her career she worked at several major law firms, where she focused her practice on international government relations work, trade remedy litigation, and appellate litigation including litigation before the Supreme Court.
Ms. DiGiulian was graduated from Hamilton College with a B.A. in English, and from George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs with an M.A. in East Asian Studies. She holds a J.D. from George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia School of Law.
She lives in Arlington, VA with her husband and two daughters.