Ms. Spizzirri joined the AAAS Office of Government Relations in May 2012 as a Government Relations Associate. She is the content manager of OGR websites and social media, and contributes to various AAAS publications. She also edits the Policy Alert, a weekly e-newsletter for AAAS members.
Prior to joining AAAS, Ms. Spizzirri spent four years at The National Academies. She spent two years as the assistant to the Executive Editor at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and later served as a researcher at the Institute of Medicine. She helped write, edit, and publish two reports that examined the fee for service payment structure used to reimburse hospitals and doctors who treat Medicare patients.
She holds a Master of Public Administration with concentrations in Science Policy and Non-Profit Management from the School of Public Affairs at American University in Washington, DC, and a Bachelor of Arts in Politics with a minor in Biology from Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York.