Elana Kimbrell is the Communication Program Officer for Meetings and Public Engagement at AAAS. She develops program material and supports the initiatives of the Center for Public Engagement with Science and Technology, particularly its work connecting communication and engagement research with practice. Since 2004, the AAAS Center for Public Engagement has worked to further awareness of science and the scientific process and increase public input into scientific research and policy agendas, encouraging and facilitating dialogue between policymakers, the general public, and the scientific community. Kimbrell also contributes to the AAAS Annual Meeting by coordinating review of scientific session proposals and editing program materials. She has a background in stakeholder involvement and environmental policy.