Public Sector Fellowships Panel and Workshop
September 25th 2018 from 4-7pm
Berkeley PhDs and Postdocs: Are you interested in careers in government and policy? Do you want to learn more about postdoctoral fellowships for PhDs interested in government positions?
Join Beyond Academia for the “Public Sector Fellowships” Workshop! The event will begin at 4pm on Tuesday, September 25th in Pauley Ballroom, MLK Student Union on UC Berkeley Campus.
We’re excited to host:
Dr Teresa Feo is a Science and Technology Policy Fellow with the California Council on Science and Technology. The CCST fellowship program trains and embeds PhD-level scientists as staff in the California State Legislature where they contribute their scientific expertise to help craft fact-based policy. Teresa was placed in the Senate Office of Research were she conducts in-depth research and legislative analyses on a wide variety of policy issues. Prior to that, Teresa was an NSF postdoctoral fellow at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum in Washington, D.C. where she studied the evolution and function of bird feathers as they relate to flight, coloration, and sound production. Teresa received her PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University and her BA in Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley.
Kendra Van Nyhuis (Fulbright Fellow)
Michelle Jungbluth (Delta Science Fellow)
Dr Jungbluth is a 2017 Delta Science Postdoctoral Fellow working in the laboratory of Dr Wim Kimmerer at the San Francisco State University, Estuary and Ocean Science Center. She received her Master’s and PhD degrees in Oceanography from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in December 2016. Her background includes studies of zooplankton genetic diversity, the role of early life history stages of zooplankton in marine food webs, and development of DNA-based methods for quantifying organismal abundance and biomass. Michelle’s Delta Science Fellowship is focused on revealing the invisible contributors to the diets of larval longfin smelt in different habitats in the San Francisco Estuary through next-generation sequencing the dissected guts of the tiny larval smelt. Through her work, she may discover previously unknown prey that are essential to the diets of longfin smelt and aims to provide an important piece of the puzzle as to why fish assemblages in the Estuary have been in decline for the last few decades.
Elizabeth Goodman (Moderator)
Elizabeth is currently the acting Director of Design at 18F, a technology consultancy within the US Government’s General Services Administration. Previously, she worked with exploratory research and design teams at Intel, Fuji-Xerox, and Yahoo!. Elizabeth has a masters degree in interaction design from New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley’s School of Information. She is a co-author of two books: Designing Connected Products and Observing the User Experience.
Fellows will discuss each program in an opening panel and host detailed workshops on the application process. Learn how to make your application stand out! This event will include light refreshments and a concluding networking reception.
- 4:00 – 4:45 Panel
- 4:50 – 6:25 Fellowship Workshops
- 6:25 – 7:00 Networking Reception
Admission is free but requires a $10 deposit to ensure attendance. Attendees will receive a full refund after attending the event or request it 24 hours before the event starts.