Susan Ginsburg is the co-founder and CEO of the start-up Criticality Sciences, Inc. providing catastrophic risk analytics. Her Washington-centered professional life has included positions on Capitol Hill, for Ralph Nader, as a TV news producer, at the State Department, and at the Treasury Department where she was recognized for her leadership on firearms policy. As a lawyer she clerked for a federal appeals court judge and practiced civil litigation. Following service as senior counsel at the National Commissioner of Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (9-11 Commission), she served on the first DHS Quadrennial Homeland Security Review Advisory Committee, the Rice-Chertoff Secure Borders Open Doors Advisory Committee, the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Law and National Security, and as a founding editor of the Journal on Migration and Human Security. She is the author of a series of policy books on 21 st century security. She lives in Old Town, Alexandria with her fiancé Mario Velasquez.