Veronica Bernie is Chief of Staff to the Executive Director at Columbia University's Center on Global Energy Policy. In this role, she manages cross-organizational projects; strategic initiatives for internal and external constituencies; systems to improve efficiency; communications; and relationship-building. 

Previously, Veronica was an Associate Director of Outreach at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), where she spearheaded forums to discuss international relations, and connected the academic community to CFR's research and analysis. Her experience also includes immigration paralegal work, public relations and development toward marine conservation, and consular services for the Irish community. She earned her BA, magna cum laude, in international studies from the University of San Francisco, and her MSc with merit in international migration and public policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science.