Beth H. Cooper is an attorney with 28 years of experience in both the federal government and non-profit arenas. As an attorney and program manager at the U.S. Department of State, Beth focused on international law and public policy related to children and families. She represented the United States on several International delegations, and led the Department’s Office of Children’s Issues in implementing the Hague Abduction Convention in the United States. Beth was a Brookings Fellow with the U.S. Senate, working on legislative policy and initiatives for the Judiciary Committee, and earlier in her career clerked for the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Her non-governmental work includes the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and The Close Up Foundation. Beth is an executive board member of Friends of Patients at the NIH, and is a board member of Georgetown Main Street. Beth is a strong advocate for pediatric cancer research and patient support programs, and is a two-time cancer survivor who was treated at NIH. She has a law degree from the New England School of Law, Boston and Bachelor of Business Administration from American University.