Ana Cordova is a research assistant at AAAS Project 2061 and works on its curriculum and assessment research and development efforts. With an M.A. in human genetics and molecular biology from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a B.S. in biochemistry from New Mexico State University, Cordova has held research internships at those institutions as well as at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and at the University of Texas - Houston. She was also the Educational Coordinator for a post-baccalaureate program at Georgetown University in which minority individuals with disadvantaged backgrounds complete coursework necessary for medical school.