Dr Marisa Porges is known for her work on leadership, education, and national security. She is currently the eighth Headmaster of The Baldwin School, a 130-year-old all-girls school outside of Philadelphia that is renowned for academic excellence and preparing girls to be leaders and change-makers. Prior to joining Baldwin, Dr Porges was a leading counterterrorism and national security expert serving in such places as the Obama White House and the US Navy. Porges has a bachelor’s degree in geophysics from Harvard University, a master’s degree in comparative politics from the London School of Economics, and a doctorate in security studies from King’s College London. Her awards include the National Committee on American Foreign Policy 21st Century Leader Award and the NATO Medal for service in Afghanistan.