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STPF July Live Chat 2023: What's it Like to Be a Fellow? Part II

2023 July Live Chat


Join the AAAS S&T Policy Fellowships (STPF) on July 24 at 1 p.m. ET for “What’s It Like to be a Fellow?” Part II. If you’ve ever wanted to meet an STPF fellow or are curious about life as a fellow and how it can impact your career path, you don’t want to miss this. This is the second of a five-part live chat series from June through October. View the full chat schedule and register for upcoming events here.



Recruitment Director Mehrab Sarwar in action at a conference.

Mehrab Sarwar, Recruitment Director




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Kay-Marie Lamar, 2022-24 Executive Branch Fellow, National Science Foundation 

Kay-Marie Lamar is a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow in the Office of Emerging Frontiers and Multidisciplinary Activities (EFMA), in the Directorate for Engineering at the National Science Foundation. She obtained her B.S. in Genetics from Iowa State University and her Ph.D. in Human Genetics from the University of Chicago. Prior to the fellowship, Kay-Marie worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Northwestern, studying the genetics of epilepsy. At NSF, Kay-Marie works on several initiatives to broaden participation in STEM fields, supports proposal review panels on emerging areas of engineering research, and develops impact stories about NSF-funded engineering projects. She is passionate about improving the research training experience and making science more inclusive for the next generation of aspiring scientists. 

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Martin Wolf, 2022-23 Executive Branch Fellow, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  

Martin Wolf is an environmental scientist who pursues a more data-driven approach to policymaking. After earning his Ph.D. in Climate Science from M.I.T., he worked at the National Academy of Sciences on sustainability partnerships to reduce the environmental health impacts of international trade. Martin then completed a postdoc at the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy, where he directed the 2022 Environmental Performance Index – an initiative to track global sustainability trends and identify leading policies to mitigate climate change, reduce pollution, and preserve healthy environments. He is currently a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Policy Branch. At EPA, Martin works on the National Greenhouse Gas Inventory and as part of the Paris Agreement Transparency Accelerator, where he coordinates with communities in developing countries to better mitigate and adapt to climate change. Martin’s favorite hobbies include cloudspotting, gardening, and sailing. 

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