Stephanie Pearl is a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow placed at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) as a science communicator on the communications staff. In this role, Stephanie uses a variety of mediums (such as blogs and twitter) to describe the science that NIFA funds. She also draws from her research background to provide input on other agency products, such as budget documents, impact reports, and infographics. Outside of the office, Stephanie works with other fellows to develop programming on topics such as agriculture and policy, international development, food waste, mentoring, and promoting equity and inclusion in STEM research and education. If any of these topics interest you or if you would like to learn more about the AAAS Fellowships, NIFA, or science communication, email Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alumnus - Chelsea Cunard
Alumnus Chelsea Cunard implementing a field experiment studying invasive Microstegium vimineum (2014).
Grad Student - Jess Stephens
Graduate student Jess Stephens with her study species in the genus Sarracenia (2016).
Research - Sweet Potato
Plants used in a study aimed at reconstructing evolutionary relationships in the sweet potato species complex.
Alumni - Steve Franks
Alumnus Steve Franks is an associate professor at Fordham University in NY.
Alumnus - Jeffrey Cannon
Alumnus Jeffery Cannon during a field exercise for a Wildland Firefighter Course in Nashville, GA (2014).