Former bench scientist with the overall goal of improving the biomedical research enterprise through policy and advocacy efforts. As a Principal Legislative Analyst in the University of California Office of Federal Governmental Relations (FGR), I serve as an advocate for UC with Congress, the Administration and federal agencies. Prior to this position, I was a Policy & Advocacy Fellow at The Society for Neuroscience, where I provided staff support for special and on-going projects, including SfN’s annual lobby event and the society’s annual meeting. In addition, I also serve as Vice-President of Future of Research (FoR), a non-profit organization that wants to champion, engage and empower early career scientists with evidence-based resources to improve the scientific research endeavor. I am also Director of Communications & Outreach at the Journal of Science Policy and Governance (JSPG), a non-profit and interdisciplinary peer review publication serving as a vehicle for students, policy fellows, young professionals and early career scholars to publish on the widest range of science, technology and innovation policy topics.