Training & mentoring

  • Abstract reviewer, Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) – hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Inclusive STEM Ecosystems for Equity & Diversity (ISEED) Programs and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Human Resource Development (HRD), within the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) (2022)
    • Goal: help undergraduate and graduate students to enhance their science communication skills and to better understand how to prepare for science careers in a global workforce
    • Reviewed: undergraduate posters – Engineering & Technology; undergraduate & graduate oral presentations – Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (including education)
  • Reviewed regular & workshop sessions, 2021 Summit: Research Impact & Public Engagement at the Intersection of the Future Workforce Advancing Research Impact in Society (ARIS) & Research Impact Canada (RIC) (virtual) (2021)
  • Peer judge, Excellence in Advocacy (EIA) AwardsExcellence in Federal Issue Campaign, Women in Government Relations (WGR) (virtual) (2021)
  • Provided insights to Bayer Strategic Consulting on infographic with techniques for rapidly translating complicated policies and explaining them in concise, compelling ways to Members of Congress and journalists from the leading media outlets (11 Keys to Translating Complex Topics) (2021)
  • Reviewed elevator pitches for the Science Policy and Advocacy Certificate Program for STEM Scientists, UC Irvine GPS-Biomed (Program Public Policy Prep (P3) Program) (2020)
  • Reviewed submission proposals for Professional Women in Advocacy (PWIA) Conference, Women in Government Relations (WGR) (Professional Development Track, PWIA Conference Committee) (2020, 2021)
  • Provided feedback on elevator pitches for participants in the ASBMB Advocacy Training Program (ATP) in preparation for August recess meetings (2019)
  • Science policy chat networking with Yale Student Science Diplomats, graduate students and postdocs (2021)
  • Co-organizer, Diverse pathways to science policy happy hour (on behalf of SAi) with Engaging Scientists and Engineers in Policy Coalition (ESEP) and National Science Policy Network (NSPN) (2021)
  • Co-organizer & moderator, networking breakout session on How do we prioritize mental health and well-being, and develop better habits?, Professional Women in Advocacy (PWIA) Conference (virtual) (recording), Women in Government Relations (WGR), October 2021
  • Co-organizer, Shaping the Future of Science Policy happy hour (on behalf of JSPG) with Engaging Scientists and Engineers in Policy Coalition (ESEP) and National Science Policy Network (NSPN) (2021)
  • Science for policy meet and greet networking breakout room moderator, EGU General Assembly (2021) [international]
  • Science policy chat networking with Vanderbilt Science Policy Group & University of Utah postdoctoral researchers (2021)
  • Science policy networking session guest from Women’s Networking Group (WNG), Albert Einstein College of Medicine (2020)
  • Student Mentor, NSPN SciPol Scholars in Residence (2021)
  • Provided mentoring for Politics Under the Microscope podcast led by graduate students (2021)
  • Informational interviews & advising on science policy career transitions for early career researchers (virtual) (2019 – present) [international]:
    • U.S. universities (Carnegie Mellon, University of Chicago, UCLA, UNC Chapel Hill, Stanford, Michigan State, University of Maryland, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, Rutgers University, Rice University, Rush University, MD Anderson, Cornell University, Baylor College of Medicine, Yale University, UC Davis, University of Colorado Anschutz, Columbia University, Wake Forest University, U Mass)
    • International universities (University of Padua, Padua, Italy; Sorbonne University, Paris, France)
    • U.S. organizations (Research!America, AAAS, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute)
    • Government (NIAID, NIEHS, NCATS)
  • Provided individual input on science policy resumes for early career researchers (2020, 2021)
  • Helped early career researchers with preparation for science policy job interviews* and fellowship interviews and applications (2020, 2021)
    • *Obtained desired job or fellowship as a result
  • Written recommendation letters for early career researchers applying for science policy fellowships (AAAS STPF, Mirzayan Fellowship) (2021)
  • Provided advice and strategies for connecting research to policy, bigger picture themes and building connections (talk), Stanford University (2021)
  • Interviewed local high school applicants to assist with undergraduate admission efforts through the Emory University Alumni Interview Program (Class of 2025) (2020-2021)
  • Reviewed undergraduate student research presentations (2020) and abstracts for high school & undergraduate student research presentation [Human Behavioral and Social Sciences category] (2021) for Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference (virtual, lead judge for 2021)
  • Reviewed undergraduate and graduate student research presentation applications & travel scholarship applications for SACNAS conference (2020) 
  • Facilitated virtual Postdoc Academy Learning Sessions (PALS), Postdoc Academy (2020)
  • Reviewed end of year reports for consideration as Star awards/shooting star awards, Association for Women in Science (AWIS) (2020)
  • Reviewed applications for L’Oreal USA For Women in Science Fellowship (2020, 2021)
  • Reviewed undergraduate student research presentation applications for SACNAS conference (2019) 
  • Reviewed graduate student applications for the Science Alliance Leadership Training (SALT) program, New York Academy of Sciences (2019)
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