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Beth Ruedi, PhD

Senior Project Director

Beth Ruedi, PhD, is a Senior Project Director at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Her primary role is serving as the director of operations for SEA Change, an initiative promoting systemic transformation in higher education to support true equity and inclusion. She also serves as the director for Science in the Classroom, a collection of annotated research papers. Ruedi received her PhD in behavior genetics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2007. She has been involved in the STEM professional society sector for nearly a decade, first serving as the founding Director of Education and Professional Development at the Genetics Society of America. There, Dr. Ruedi helped cultivate an educational mission for GSA, resulting in a complex portfolio of over 20 activities, initiatives, partnerships, and awards, many of which worked to address systemic issues underlying the lack of diversity in STEM. In 2016 she joined the (now-evolving) Education and Human Resources Directorate at AAAS, serving under Shirley Malcom to direct multiple projects related to STEM literacy, education reform, and diversity & inclusion.