Natalie Barrett is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center and serves as a principal engineer with Phaedrus Engineering. Her previous service at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) focused on human-machine teams, artificial intelligence, advanced communications, and climate strategy. Prior to joining JHU/APL, Barrett served across government and commercial industries focused on defense, innovation, robotics, and biotechnology. Her key projects include wearables, exoskeletons, isothermal assays (realized in rapid COVID-19 diagnostic tests), microarray reader systems for the Human Genome Project, and cancer research.