Join Beyond Academia for “Public Sector Fellowships for PhDs” Workshop”
Event will begin at 4pm on Monday, October 16, 2017 in Pauley Ballroom at the MLK Student Union at UC Berkeley.
Fellows will discuss each program in an opening panel and host 45-minute intensive workshops on the application process.
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Schedule, Monday, October 16th, 2016
4:00-4:45 – Panel [Pauley West Ballroom]
4:50-5:35 – First Workshop session: Pauley West Ballroom [ CCST ] //Pauley East Ballroom [ ACLS ]
5:40 –6:25 – Second Workshop session:Pauley West Ballroom [ AAAS ] // Pauley East Ballroom [ PMF ]
6:25 – 7:15 – Networking Reception
Come prepared with your questions about the application and interview process, and learn how to make your application stand out from recent fellows.
The event will include light refreshments and a concluding networking reception.
Event is free but requires a $10 deposit refunded upon attending the workshop.
We will host current and past fellows from:
Dr. Nilofar Gardezi is a Program Impact Analyst / ACLS Public Fellow with BAVC. Before working at BAVC, she was a lecturer and fellow at UC Berkeley in the Department of English. Nilofar holds a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in English and a B.A. from Yale in African American Studies. In her spare time, she enjoys swimming, hiking, and hanging out with her family in beautiful Oakland.
Dr. VanLeeuwen is a neuroscientist who also has experience working at the intersection of science and policy. He serves as Managing Director for the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. In this role, he works collaboratively with diverse stakeholders to develop Committee recommendations that advise the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on how best to understand and treat the health conditions associated with service in the Gulf War. He is also an Adjunct Instructor at the University of California, San Francisco. As a faculty member in the Department of Neurology, he is interested in how technology can be used to advance research and clinical care, and also leveraged to make a global impact. Dr. VanLeeuwen previously served in the civil service at the U.S. Department of State, most recently as Special Advisor on Data and Analytics in the Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources. He made his foray into federal policy as an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, also at the U.S. Department of State. Dr. VanLeeuwen received his scientific training at Northwestern University where his research focused on the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying synaptic plasticity in aging and disease.
Interested in applying to those fellowships?
– CCST Fellowship: http://fellows.ccst.us/
– AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship: Fellowship: https://www.aaas.org/program/science-technology-policy-fellowships
– Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow Program: https://www.acls.org/programs/publicfellowscomp/
– PMF Program: https://www.pmf.gov/
Time and place:
4 pm – 7:30 pm
October 16, 2017
Martin Luther King Student Center
UC Berkeley Campus