Policy + Data + Science
I leverage evidence and data science to answer policy questions. I support increasing data use and data literacy among decision makers in order to make informed policy decision. I have experience developing data strategy and writing my own code in R and other languages to generate analysis and visualizations.
Currently, as a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow working at the U.S. State Department, I serve as a subject matter expert on foreign policy priorities related to drug science, demand reduction, supply reduction, the opioid crisis, and the world drug problem. In my current role, I have served on multilateral negotiation teams as well as reviewed and advised on international counternarcotics program development.
Previously, as a PhRMA Foundation Regulatory Science Fellow in Regulatory Science and Policy at Sanofi I focused on developing data-driven strategies to inform policy positions and to further the field of regulatory science. I covered regulatory topic areas related to antimicrobial resistance, vaccines, opioids, and artificial intelligence. Additionally I collected and drafted comments for proposed FDA regulations.
In my PhD work I used both isolated tissue experimental methods and computational modeling to quantify neuronal control of airways in lung diseases like asthma or after e-cigarette vapor exposure. In my undergraduate work, I studied chemistry, economics, and physics.
In my free time I train for full and half marathons and study Mandarin Chinese. 我会说一点儿中文
"We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard"