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At the NSC, Fellows Employ Passion for Service and Communication

At the NSC, Fellows Employ Passion for Service and Communication ksong Thu, 09/23/2021 - 11:53 Share Title At the NSC, Fellows Employ Passion for Service and Communication Published Date Thu, 09/23
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Fellowships bring much-needed expertise to lawmakers

Since 1973, STPF has provided scientific expertise to US policymakers in Washington. In partnership with other scientific organizations, STPF brings more than 250 scientists and engineers each year to work in congressional offices, executive branch agencies, and the federal judiciary.
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AAAS Member Spotlight: STPF Director Rashada Alexander

Installed in the office of the Director of the S&T Policy Fellowships for just a couple of months at the time of this writing, Rashada Alexander is well-acquainted with fellow life: she was a 2009-11 fellow at the National Institutes of Health. What is her vision for the future of the program?
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This Anthropologist Helps Improve Lives by Listening to Stories

With experience working at the local government level, cultural and medical anthropologist Saira Mehmood, STPF class of 2021-22, may have a leg up on some of her new colleagues.
Featured Fellows

The new Director of Scientific Communications at the American Lung Association is Vince Tedjasaputra, 2019-21 fellow at NSF. "My time as an STPF felllow sharpened my skills in translating science for decision-makers. As a lung disease researcher-turned communications professional, the fellowship gave me the confidence to cold-pitch a job description that matches my skills to an organization aiming to improve engagement with diverse audiences on lung disease research."


Congratulations to Sapana Vora, 2015-17 fellow at the State Department, on her move to the Department of Defense as a biosecurity expert and policy advisor. “Starting in government as a fellow, I had a lot to learn and a lot to prove, and I did both thanks to incredible colleagues across State, the interagency, and international community. It's true the fellowship will take you places, and I'm excited for what's next at DoD!"