Katherine Koleski is a Program Analyst at the Defense Innovation Unit, where she assesses the impact of proposed U.S. policy, regulations, and statutes on the Defense Innovation Unit and the dual-use innovation ecosystem. Prior to this role, she was a Lead Business Analyst at JAB Innovation Solutions. Ms. Koleski previously served as the Research Director for the Research Working Group and a Policy Analyst for the Economic & Trade team at the congressionally-created U.S.-China Economic & Security Review Commission (USCC).  She has advanced proficiency in both Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.