Sabira Mohamed is Senior Program Associate for the Education and Human Resources Programs (EHR) and the Center for Advancing Science & Engineering Capacity at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). She works with several senior staff on various programs and projects within the directorate including the AAAS Project on Science, Technology and Disability, Entry Point! and ACCESS programs that aid students with disabilities to gain experience in the workforce. She works with the Director of K-16 Mathematics and Science programs which provides support to districts, states, and universities. She has assisted with the analysis of a district’s curricular standards, facilitated communication for a summer institute workshop at the Johns Hopkins School of Engineering, and the DC ACTS Fellow Program that provides Masters of Professional Studies in Middle Grades Science for charter, public, and private schools. Her duties revolve around research, analysis, and dissemination.
Prior to that, she worked at the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Office of the General Counsel working with grant proposals, compliance-related work, and other projects such as the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP). Her experience crosses both research and medical fields. She served as a program assistant at the National Research Council’s (NRC) Board on Life Sciences and was responsible for workshop logistics that dealt with Toxicogenomics, the development of a Polio antiviral, and the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO). Ms. Mohamed has also worked at Inova Alexandria Hospital’s Radiology Department and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Institute for Water Resources.
Ms. Mohamed earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from George Mason University in 2005. Her research interests center on the life sciences and medicine.