Applying for AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship Virtual Roundtable Discussion
Are you interested in a career in science policy? Have you thought about applying for the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship Program? Join us for this informative virtual roundtable discussion with Amrita Banerjee, and Meagan Postema, who have all been through the process of applying and interviewing for this prestigious program.
Moderated by Jacob Ruden (incoming VSPG co-president)
Co-sponsored by the ASPIRE Program and the Vanderbilt Science Policy Group
**please note that since they are now virtual, we are requesting a registration so we may provide you a Zoom log-in.**
Meagan Postema, PhD, is a current finalist for the 2020-2021 AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship in the Executive Branch. She completed her Ph.D. in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at Vanderbilt University last August and is continuing her work during a postdoctoral fellowship in the same lab. Her research is primarily focused on the molecules and mechanisms involved in intestinal brush border assembly. Meagan’s final placement as a AAAS Fellow is TBD, but she hopes to use her STEM communication skills and advocacy experience to work on training initiatives at the NIH or international development within the USAID.
Amrita Banerjee, PhD, is a 2020-2021 AAAS Legislative Fellow with an interest in a variety of topics, including workforce development, healthcare, and science diplomacy. Amrita completed her Ph.D. in Cell and Developmental Biology at Vanderbilt University in 2019 and her research focused on host-microbiome crosstalk in the small intestine. She is continuing her work as a Postdoctoral fellow in the same lab. As an AAAS fellow, Amrita will function as a scientific advisor and legislative assistant to a member of Congress, placement TBD.