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Webinar: Advancing your science policy career

Scientists and engineers are in a unique position to influence science policy through their technical expertise. Strong communication skills are essential to bridging the gap between science and society. Join the AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) program and the Journal of Science Policy and Governance (JSPG) for this web panel showcasing opportunities for early career researchers (ECRs) to get involved in science policy. The session will feature STPF fellows and JSPG board members who share lessons learned from their careers in science policy, including their entry point into science policy, fellowship experiences, and the variety of science policy careers beyond a fellowship. The web panel will also discuss skills that contributed to their success, and highlight JSPG as an avenue for publishing their studies, and for sharpening writing and editing skills in science policy. 


  • Lida Beninson, Senior Program Officer for the Division of Policy and Global Affairs at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), former AAAS S&T Policy Fellow at the National Science Foundation & JSPG Governing Board Member.
  • Iris R. Wagstaff, STEM Program Director in the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Department of AAAS & former AAAS S&T Policy Fellow at the National Institute of Justice.
  • Benjamin Isaacoff, AAAS S&T Policy Fellow at U.S. Department of State & former JSPG Editorial Board Member.
  • Stephanie Davis, AAAS S&T Policy Fellow at National Institute of Aging Office of Small Business Research & JSPG Editorial Board Member.