I have recently begun to explore science policy through several groups at Duke and beyond. At Duke, I am a contributing writer for the Duke SciPol Writers Studio, a group within the Duke Initiative for Science & Society. In this role, I write nonpartisan policy briefs on federal legislation related to science, with a focus on policies with relevance to neuroscience and genetics, in order to inform both general and scientific communities about how science and policy intersect.
In addition, I have recently become involved in the National Science Policy Network, a coalition of science policy student groups, which holds frequent web meetings to talk about strategies to involve scientists in advocacy to promote research funding. Being a part of this broad national network of students engaged in science advocacy has given me valuable insight into the ways that science and policy inform one another.