science policy

Science Policy and Science Communication with Neuroscientist and Science Writer Sheeva Azma

This week’s episode features science writer and science policy veteran Sheeva Azma, a neuroscientist who’s also a published author. In this episode, we discuss a range of communication and policy topics, such as: Sheeva’s professional journey from being a research assistant in neuroscience to a legislative intern in the U.S. Congress How Sheeva made her…

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How Your Analytical Skills and Curiosity Can Propel Your Career in Academia and Beyond with Sonali Majumdar, Ph.D.

This week’s episode features Sonali Majumdar, Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Professional Development at Princeton University. We discuss an array of issues related to career development, challenges faced by international students, and science policy, including: – Sonali’s significant and successful transitions in her academic and professional journeys and what surprised her and what she wishes she’d…

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Science at the Crossroads of Policymaking and Technology with Sheril Kirshenbaum

This week’s episode features Sheril Kirshenbaum, a scientist and author working to enhance public understanding of science and improve communication between scientists, policymakers and the public.  Sheril currently hosts “Serving Up Science” at PBS Digital Studios and is executive director of Science Debate, a nonprofit nonpartisan organization working to get every candidate on record on…

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Science at the Crossroads of Policymaking and Technology with Sheril Kirshenbaum

This week’s episode features Sheril Kirshenbaum, a scientist and author working to enhance public understanding of science and improve communication between scientists, policymakers and the public.  Sheril currently hosts “Serving Up Science” at PBS Digital Studios and is executive director of Science Debate, a nonprofit nonpartisan organization working to get every candidate on record on…

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Behind-The-Scenes Policymaking Lessons from the White House and U.S. Congress with Jim Papa and Mark Bayer

This week’s special double episode features two interviews: my conversation with Jim Papa, who runs the Washington, D.C. office of Global Strategy Group (GSG), where he guides operations and strategy for GSG’s public affairs, communications, and research practices, and Jim’s interview of me for GSG’s podcast, STAFFER. As Partner at GSG, Jim advises CEOs and…

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An Inside Look at Science Policy at the Federal and State Level with Donna Gerardi Riordan

This week’s episode features Donna Gerardi Riordan, a nonprofit leader and innovator with more than three decades of experience bridging the gap between science and policy at the national and state levels.  Donna’s most recent role is as Executive Director of the Washington State Academy of Sciences (WSAS). She previously served in similar roles in…

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Bringing World-Changing Initiatives to Life with Kumar Garg

In this week’s episode, Kumar Garg, Vice President, Partnerships at Schmidt Futures, discusses how to bring your science to life through crisp descriptions, engaging visuals, and related communication techniques. We discuss: – How Kumar’s first job out of college (deputy communication manager on presidential candidate Howard Dean’s campaign in New Hampshire) taught him about the…

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Scientists and Social Change with Kelly Ramirez, Ph.D.

On this week’s episode, guest Kelly Ramirez, Ph.D., co-founder of the 15,000-member international organization 500 Women Scientists, and I discuss a range of topics related to the group’s social activism and priorities including: The motivation for creating 500 Women Scientists – and the intention behind the name The organization’s mission and vision 500 Women Scientists’…

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