Neela White is Project Director for the Education and Human Resources Programs (EHR) and the Center for Advancing Science & Engineering Capacity at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). She has worked on several programs in EHR, most recently as Program Associate for the District of Columbia program. She handled day-to-day aspects for two federally-funded programs, GET SET (Global Education for Tomorrow in Science, Engineering, and Technology) which engaged students, teachers, and parents in a suite of learning activities designed to increase student interest in pursuit of advanced course-taking, and careers in engineering and other STEM areas, and DC ACTS (DC Advancing Competencies in Technology and Science), which provided CEU’s from George Washington University to teachers furthering their science education and teaching pedagogy. With both programs her focus was on curriculum implementation for students, professional education of teachers, data collection and proposal preparation.
Prior to AAAS, she worked at the Brookings Institute as the Administrator for the Center on Social and Economic Dynamics. She also served as the Public Affairs Manager and Board Liaison for the Center for Excellence in Education. Ms. White earned her bachelor's degree in biology from Temple University in 2003.