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STPF Live Chat September 2021: Impacting Science Policy After an STPF Fellowship

September Live Chat Series


“How do alumni fellows stay involved in science policy following the fellowship?” We’ll unpack this topic during the fifth live chat in our series, Once a Fellow, Always a Fellow: Science Policy Impact Beyond STPF on September 16, 2021 at 3 p.m. ET. 

Explore how the fellowship influenced career trajectories and find out how fellows remain involved in policy and leadership activities as a result of STPF.  Hear from alumni fellows across sectors who discus how their fellowship experience impacts the work they do today. 

You will also have the chance to ask fellows your questions about the chat theme. 

See the full chat 2021 schedule here


Danille Haney

Danielle Haney, 2015-17 Executive Branch Fellow, National Institutes of Health, Office of Science Policy, Engagement, Education, and Communications


Dr. Haney is the U.S. Respiratory Lead for Patient Advocacy at Genentech. In her role, she champions the needs of patients and promotes inclusion of the patient voice at all stages of drug development. Prior to joining Genentech, she was a Senior Health Science Policy Analyst at the National Institute for Neurological Disorders, and Stroke (NINDS) at the National Institutes of Health. Danielle received her Ph.D. in Immunology from the University of Pennsylvania.


Heather Huyck, 1985-86 American Historical Association Congressional Science & Engineering Fellow, House Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs

Dr. Huyck has worked in women’s history and public history since 1971, with a M.A. in Cultural Anthropology and Ph.D. in American History from the University of Minnesota. She has been a National Park Service historian and ranger, and a professional staff member for the House of Representatives Subcommittee on National Parks and Public Lands. Her book Doing Women’s History in Public: A Handbook for Interpretation at Museums and Historic Sites was published in April 2020.



Alejandro de la Puente, 2016-18 Executive Branch Fellow, National Science Foundation, Division of Undergraduate Education


Dr. Alejandro de la Puente is currently at the U.S. Department of Defense working as an Operations Research Analyst in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation. Previously, he served as Associate Director of Science Alliance at the New York Academy of Sciences. In this role, he worked to provide graduate students and early career professionals with career development programs and opportunities to help them grow their careers. Alejandro received his Ph.D. in p

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