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January 21, 2021

Dr. Peggy Hoyle, General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel

Dr. Peggy Hoyle is the General Counsel for the U.S. National Science Foundation. Hoyle has extensive knowledge about the foundation and has established herself as a well-recognized leader within both the foundation and in the community. She has served NSF with great acumen and has consistently displayed creative vision and leadership.

Hoyle joined the foundation in 2012 as NSF’s Deputy General Counsel. Previously, she served at the U.S. Agency for International Development in the Office of the General Counsel and at the Department of State as the Senior Advisor for Policy, Office of the Director of U.S. Foreign Assistance and as Attorney Advisor, Office of the Legal Advisor. Hoyle also has significant experience in the private sector, having served as an associate at the international law firms of Dewey & LeBoeuf and Morrison & Foerster.

Hoyle earned her Bachelor of Science in International Studies and her Ph.D. in political geography from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She earned her J.D. and LLM in foreign and international law from Duke University School of Law.

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