Elizabeth Garbee earned her bachelors degree in astrophysics and her PhD in science policy before joining AAAS as the CEFP Program Associate. Her research focused on the value of a STEM PhD from student and non-academic employer perspectives, in an effort to better understand how to broaden the career possibilities for individuals earning STEM PhDs. She has previously worked for the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI) and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) as a policy and research analyst, and was a 2018 Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy fellow. Most recently, she was the policy director for a Democratic Congressional campaign in Arizona. Elizabeth is also a frequent contributor to Slate Magazine, an avid hiker, and classical violinist. She will take any meeting that involves tacos.