Chat Series: Q&A with S&T Policy Fellows

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 -
03:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 -
15:00 to 16:00
The STPF Application & Interview Process

The AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship (STPF) program is the premier opportunity for outstanding scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about public policy while contributing valuable knowledge and analytical skills to address today’s most pressing societal challenges. Over 45 years, STPF has been fostering a strong network of STEM leaders who understand policymaking and forge broader career paths.

Join us on September 12 at 3:00 p.m. ET to chat live with STPF fellows and ask your own questions. Find out Why You? Why Now? Why STPF? Register for other upcoming chats on the Live Chat series page.


Jackie Ward, 2017-18 Executive Branch Fellow at the National Institutes of Health, Office of the Director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Dr. Ward coordinates the NINDS programs that are part of the Helping End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative, a trans-agency effort to speed scientific solutions to stem the national opioid public health crisis. Prior to her fellowship, she was a postdoc and graduate student at the University of California San Diego where she received her Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences in 2016. Her work focused on understanding the underlying disease mechanisms of neurodegeneration. Prior to that, she received a B.S. in biochemistry and molecularbBiology from Rhodes College in Memphis.