I am the Vice President of Science and Engineering Policy at Caltech (SEPAC),
and the Chair of the Science Policy Committee on the
Graduate Student Council.
- 2018: I organized a panel on careers in science policy
that was attended by 70 graduate students.
To bring different perspectives into dialogue,
my committee brought in alumni of the AAAS and CCST policy programs,
a Senior Scientist from the RAND corporation,
and a Chemistry professor who has been influential in policy
from within academia.
- I participated in Congressional Visits Day in 2014 and 2017,
first as a representative of the American Astronomical Society
and then through Caltech.
You can read about my experience
here and here.
- I was one of roughly 40 scientists and policymakers
selected for the 2017
International Summer Symposium
on Science and World Affairs in Darmstadt, Germany.
I gave a presentation on managing Space Traffic.
- Through SEPAC and the GSC, I run events to help
give graduate students a sense for what careers might be
available to them in science policy, lunch discussions
on a variety of topics from space traffic to federal
and trips to visit policymakers in Sacramento and Washington, D.C.