The ACS Office of International Activities Staff
Bradley Miller, Director, American Chemical Society (ACS) Office of International Activities, has worked for ACS since 1999 developing programs, products, and services to advance chemical sciences through collaborations in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. At ACS, the world’s largest single disciplinary scientific society, he works with ACS committees, technical divisions, local sections and members to create opportunities for chemistry to address global challenges through in-person and web-based scientific network development, research collaborations, and educational exchange. Miller serves on the US National Commission for UNESCO and in 2009 was appointed to co-chair the ACS 2011 International Year of Chemistry Staff Working Group. Brad holds a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona, a master's degree from the University of Northern Colorado and a baccalaureate degree from University of Virginia - Wise, and speaks French, Spanish and Portuguese.
Francisco is the Assistant Director of the ACS Office of International Activities (OIA). In his role, he manages a portfolio of OIA global place-based and virtual activities and programs, including but not limited to promoting chemical sciences and increasing ACS presence globally, event co-sponsorships, advocacy, network development, and exchange programs. He is responsible for the day-to-day operational aspects of OIA and works closely with the Staff on project implementation. He is also responsible for developing and implementing international strategic alliance and partnership opportunities for the ACS as well as fostering existing ones. Francisco joined the ACS Office of International Activities team on August 25, 2008. Prior to joining ACS, he worked as a consultant, advising clients on global strategic planning and organizational effectiveness. Francisco holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Marshall University with a concentration in Management and Economics, and an MBA from the Kogod School of Business at American University with a concentration in International Business. A native of Colombia and fluent in Spanish, Francisco has a strong understanding of the complexities of the global economy and substantial experience working internationally.
Kelen is a Senior Associate at the OIA and she manages two programs: the Transatlantic Frontiers of Chemistry (TFOC) and the Asian American Chemistry Summit (A2CS). She also leads efforts for the Festival de Quimica internationally and supports strategic alliance implementation along with international meetings presence. Kelen joined ACS in 2011 where she worked as a Lead Program Associate in the Membership Marketing Department. Kelen has an MBA in International Relations from the Universidade de Caxias do Sul in Brazil. She has extensive experience working with international trade and has worked in several countries, including Brazil, the U.K., Argentina and the U.S. As a native Portuguese speaker she also assists the department to translate materials.
Julia is a Senior Associate at the OIA and supports international collaborative efforts to extend the Society’s engagements in international education, training and in fostering collaborations. Prior to joining ACS, she worked as Project Manager at an art and exhibition center in Shanghai, China, and was a contributing editor for the Boston Phoenix. Julia has a degree in Chinese and English from Boston University, and is pursuing a career in international affairs. She recently spent five years living internationally, working for local consultancies, and speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese.
Marketing Manager, Innovation and International Recruitment
Ricardo joined the ACS in August 2012, and is responsible primarily for managing international value, engagement and recruitment initiatives. He works closely with the International Activities and Membership Marketing offices to increase the ACS presence globally. He holds an undergraduate degree in management from the University of Guyana and MBA from the University of the West Indies, Cavehill, Barbados. Ricardo has extensive international marketing and product management experience and has worked in Canada, the Caribbean, South and Central America.
Steven joined ACS in January, 2014, and manages various projects related to economic development for the OIA as a Senior Associate. Before joining ACS, Steven spent five years living and working in China, where he most recently cofounded and managed operations at a technology startup in Beijing. He also worked on various consulting projects on topics such as IP, e-learning development, and international standardization during his time there. Steven has a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Delaware, and hopes to use his Chemistry background together with his experience abroad to encourage further success for ACS around the globe.
Science and Human Rights Associate
Lori is the Science and Human Rights Associate for the Office of International Activities. Her responsibilities include coordinating webinars as part of the ACS Science and Human Rights webinar series and monitoring cases of chemists and related scientists who have had their rights abridged. She also manages the Pittcon Travel Grant and provides support for the OIA. Lori has a background in politics, and has worked for the U.S. House of Representatives and a small lobbying firm. Prior to joining ACS, she served as an election observer in El Salvador. Lori holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Evansville where she had opportunities to study abroad in Spain and intern with the U.S. Congress.