Beth Cooper is a seasoned professional with extensive experience in the federal government and private sector /non-profit arena. As an attorney and program manager, she focused on international law and public policy on children and family issues. At the U. S. State Department, Beth represented the United States on international delegations negotiating child abduction and adoption treaties, 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 policy initiatives related to the Judiciary Committee. Earlier in her career, Beth clerked for the DC Court of Appeals and Superior Court. Her non-governmental work includes developing training programs for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. With the Close Up Foundation, she taught government and civics to high school students. 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.