Joanne Padrón Carney
Director, AAAS Office of Government Relations
Ms. Carney joined the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 1997 as the Director for the Office of Government Relations, formerly the Center for Science, Technology and Congress. She directs all activities of the Center, including production of the newsletter Science and Technology in Congress, organization of workshops, coordination of briefings for congressional leaders and their staff, and preparation of the regional reports on research and development in the states. In addition, she has assisted in various other activities for AAAS’s Science and Policy Programs.
Prior to joining the AAAS staff, Ms. Carney was the head of Government Relations for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) where she followed civil space, civil aeronautics and defense issues for almost ten years. At AIAA Ms. Carney was staff liaison to the AIAA Public Policy Committee, and assisted in the organization of over 16 technical workshops and the preparation of numerous position papers. She also prepared analyses of the NASA budget request as the contribution to the annual AAAS Intersociety Working Group R&D Report.
Ms. Carney holds a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language and Literature from the University of Maryland at College Park and a Master of Arts in Science, Technology, and Public Policy from the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University.