Biz Peabody

Biz Peabody

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2022
Biz Peabody

Before coming to Harvard, Biz served as a contract negotiator for major defense programs at Raytheon Technologies in a rotational management training program. She worked an international portfolio of contracts, covering defense assets in Taiwan, Jordan, Ukraine, and the Philippines. In her first summer in the joint degree program, Biz interned at Shield AI, an early-stage defense company focusing on the development of artificially intelligent software, and she has continued to work for Shield part time during her second year at Harvard. She is particularly passionate about the defense innovation space, the interaction of the public and private sectors in the defense industry, and defense acquisition reform. Biz graduated magna cum laude and as a Phi Beta Kappa member from the University of Southern California, with a Bachelor of Arts in international relations and minors in psychology and screenwriting.

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