Dr. Nesheiwat was appointed as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Implementation in the Bureau of Energy Resources. Beginning in 2008-2011, Dr. Nesheiwat was the Senior Advisor and Chief of Staff to the Special Envoy for Eurasian Energy. Immediately prior, she also served as the Energy Policy Advisor in the Department’s Economic bureau, where she focused on energy security issues for Europe and Central Asia. In 2010 to 2011, including the period following the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Dr. Nesheiwat served as a Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Fellow in Japan, where she conducted energy and economic policy research evaluating U.S. and Asian energy policies.
A former U.S. Army Military Intelligence officer, Dr. Nesheiwat served consecutive tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. She also served as a Visiting Professor at the U.S. Naval Post Graduate School’s National Security Affairs Department and at the University of California San Diego lecturing on the geopolitics of energy and renewable energy technology in the 21st century.
Dr. Nesheiwat also served on the Governing Advisory Council for Clean Energy at the World Economic Forum. She earned a Ph.D. from Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan; an M.A. from Georgetown University, Washington DC; and a B.A. from Stetson University in Florida.