Jess Rogers

Biosecurity Fellow, Executive Branch Track

Jess Rogers is doing an executive branch placement at the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy.


Jess is an international lawyer specializing in nonproliferation law and policy. Prior to her selection as a Horizon Fellow, Jess served on the nonproliferation treaties and agreements team at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, leading international capacity building projects for the Department of Energy, Department of Defense, and Department of State. She also previously helped promote nuclear and biological arms control norms through positions at the Department of State’s Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation as well as the Nuclear Threat Initiative. Jess holds a JD from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and a MA in Security Studies from Georgetown University.