SfN Announces Early Career Policy Ambassadors Class of 2023
Washington, D.C. – The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) has selected 10 members from a highly competitive applicant pool to participate in the Society’s annual Capitol Hill Day on March 6–8, 2023. The 10 Early Career Policy Ambassadors (ECPAs), representing all regions of the U.S. and the diversity of the neuroscience community, were chosen for their dedication to advocating for the scientific community, their desire to learn more about effective means of advocacy, and their experience as leaders in their labs and community.
The ambassadors are:
- Jackie Giovanniello, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
- Rachel Hostetler, West Virginia University
- Hilary Marusak, PhD, Wayne State University School of Medicine
- Taissa Lytchenko, University of Nevada, Reno
- Briana McRae, Columbia University
- Javier R. Mesa, University of Florida
- Monserrat Orozco, University of New Mexico
- Dylan V. Scarton, MS, George Mason University
- Katelyn Stebbins, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Translation Biology, Medicine, and Health Graduate Program
- Lauren Wagner, University of California, Los Angeles
The ECPA program is a 10-month commitment designed to create an extensive network of neuroscience advocates. Ambassadors gain the necessary skills to advocate for science funding and to encourage those in their personal networks to join the conversation. Over the course of the program, ambassadors engage in at least two additional advocacy-related activities at their home institution.
The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is an organization of nearly 35,000 basic scientists and clinicians who study the brain and the nervous system.