Chris Avery (2011-12 Congressional Fellow sponsored by the American Chemical Society and 2012-14 Executive Branch Fellow) is senior advisor at the National Council for Science and the Environment, a think tank dedicated to helping incorporate scientific knowledge into environmental decision-making. “A huge part of why I got this job was the skills and relationship I developed as a policy fellow,” said Chris.
Congratulations to Ron Haskins (1985-86 Congressional Fellow sponsored by the Society for Research in Child Development) on being named a co-recipient of the 2016 Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize by the American Academy of Political and Social Science (AAPSS). The prize is given to a leading policymaker, social scientist, or public intellectual whose career demonstrates the value of using social science evidence to advance the public good.
Cheri Hoffman (2010-11 Congressional Fellow sponsored by the American Psychological Association) is the new director of the Children and Youth Policy Division at the Department of Health and Human Services.
“It has been a privilege knowing you and working with you!” Subhashree "Shree" Mishra (2014-16 Executive Branch Fellow) wrote to fellows in an email announcing her position as program director for NCAR and Facilities at the National Science Foundation.
Following five “fantastic” years at USAID, Mark Peterson (2010-12 Executive Branch Fellow at the U.S. Agency for International Development) has moved back into the private sector. At Orange Silicon Valley, he will identify and connect innovators to Orange and the broader telecom industry. “The federal government turned out to be a much more entrepreneurial place than I ever expected,” he said.
Based in Atlanta, Renata Rawlings-Goss (2014-16 Executive Branch Fellow at the National Science Foundation) is the joint executive director of the South Big Data Regional Innovation Hub. She will help government, academia, and industry create partnerships around Big Data to solve regional or national challenges. “It has been a pleasure working with so many talented fellows during my tenure with AAAS!” she wrote.