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Please refer to the GUIDELINES for mentors

Dharam Ablashi, Scientific Director of the HHV-6 Foundation (also started two other foundations for Epstein-Barr Virus and chronic fatigue)

Mark Bayer, Bayer Strategic

Gus Birkhead, retired Deputy Commissioner of the Office of Public Health and SUNY Professor of Epidemiology

Peter Davies, Professor of Science and Technology Studies and Expert on GMO crops and food

Holly Falk-Krzesinski, Executive at Elsevier and NIH BEST consortium Advisory Board Member 

William Foster, Physicist and Congressman, IL

Michal Freedhoff, Director of Oversight & Investigations, Office of Senator Edward J. Markey, United States Senate

Dan Gordon, Research Scientist at the New York State Department of Health

Chelsea Gregg, AIMBE FDA Scholar

Don Hartill, Professor of Physics at Cornell and Mayor of Lansing, NY

Rush Holt, CEO of AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science), 

Terrance Horner, Senior Science Analyst at U.S. Government Accountability Office

Stephen Johnson, Federal and Community Relations, Cornell University

Adna Karabegovic, Project Coordinator, Research Tools And Economics Team, World Resources Institute

Judy Keen, PhD, Director of Scientific Affairs, American Society for Radiation Oncology

Charles Kruzansky, Assistant Vice President, Office of State Government Relations, Cornell University

Charlotte Levy, President of ASAP (Advancing Science And Policy) GSO at Cornell

Anne Maglia, Program Director, Division of Biological Infrastructure, NSF

Joel Malina, VP University Relations at Cornell

Rachel Malloy, of the AIDS Institute at the New York State Dept. of Health

Sarah Mandell, Director of Research and Programming, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)

Dianne L. Miller, Director, Federal Government Relations at Cornell University

Fanuel Muindi, Assistant Director of Graduate Studies at Harvard University and Co-Founder of STEM Advocacy

Zoe Nelson, Associate Director, Office of State Government Relations, Cornell University

Jimmy O'Dea, Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology and AAAS Congressional Science Policy Fellow

Abraham Parker, Staff Scientist at Environmental Management Support, Inc.

Helen PetachSenior MCH Science Advisor, USAID

Kristin Poduska, Director, Science Policy with the Canadian Association of Physicists

Joe Regenstein, Professor of Food Science and Director of Cornell Kosher and Halal Food Initiative

Cynthia Robinson, Director of Science and Technology Fellows, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Chris Schaffer, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University

Jeff Sharp, media strategist and entrepreneur at Manitou Media

Catherine Spirito, Cornell PhD candidate, Dept. Biological & Environmental Engineering

Gary Stewart, Director, Community Relations at Cornell 

Julie Suarez, Assistant Dean of Governmental and Community Relations in CALS at Cornell

James Tierney, Assistant Commissioner of Water Resources at the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

Sri Vedachalam, water policy specialist

Marissa Weiss, Program Coordinator for the Harvard Forest Science Policy Exchange

Carrie Wolinetz, Associate Director for Science Policy and Director of the Office of Science Policy (OSP) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Catharine (Clark) Young, TED Fellow and Senior Science and Innovation Policy Advisor and Head of DC Team at British Embassy, Co-Founder Blueprint International

Kelson Zawack, Postdoc in Biostatistics at Yale (PhD in Computational Biology)


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