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David Parkes

Program Associate

David Parkes is Program Associate for the R&D Budget and Policy Program at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He analyzes and reports on science funding in federal agencies and Congress, including R&D spending outcomes in the appropriations cycle, and co-writes the annual Guide to the President’s Budget: Research & Development

Prior to joining AAAS, he worked at the British Embassy in Washington as a research assistant. In this role, he reported on science legislation and funding decisions in Congress, and coordinated workshops and exchanges to support US-UK collaboration across a full range of science and technology policy developments. His past internships were at the U.S. Department of State's public diplomacy communications bureau, and CRDF Global, a nonprofit that promotes international science cooperation. 

Parkes holds an M.A. in International Science and Technology Policy from George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. He graduated from the University of Dayton with a B.A. in International Studies and French.