Terry Babcock-Lumish is the sixth – and first female – Executive Secretary of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, the United States’ official living memorial to the 33rd president and the national monument to public service. Before joining the Truman Foundation, Dr. Babcock-Lumish led Islay, a certified minority and women-owned small business she founded in 2005 to provide strategic guidance for philanthropic foundations and other mission-driven organizations across six continents. In recent years, Dr. Babcock-Lumish held academic affiliations at the University of Arizona, the University of Delaware’s Biden School of Public Policy and Administration, the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School, the Rothermere American Institute and the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford, and the United States Military Academy at West Point, where she developed West Point’s first behavioral economics program and a partnership with the Culinary Institute of America. Dr. Babcock-Lumish served as the founding Director of Public Policy at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College, a center dedicated to education, research, and civic engagement located in the historic New York City home of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. She has worked in local, state, and federal government. Upon leaving the White House in 2001, Terry served as a researcher for two books by former Vice President Al Gore. Dr. Babcock-Lumish completed her B.S. at Carnegie Mellon University, where she was named a Truman Scholar. She earned an MPA in environmental and technology policy as a Lilly Community Assistance Fellow at Indiana University’s O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. She earned her DPhil in economic geography at the University of Oxford as a Clarendon Scholar. In her free time, the Cordon Bleu-trained chef may be found experimenting with new recipes, practicing yoga, or participating in occasional tests of endurance on foot or by bicycle. She and her partner, retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Brian Babcock-Lumish, reside in Washington.