May 11, 2018 – Science Policy Careers Panel

In partnership with the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, CaSP will be hosting a Science Policy Careers Panel on Friday, May 11 from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM.

We will have four distinguished speakers (bios below) and the event will be held in the Orchard View Room in the Discovery Building (third floor; take the elevators by Aldo’s Cafe). We will also be having a small reception after the event. Please register here for the event and we hope to see you there.


Panelist Bios

Meredith Drosback is an astrophysicist by training and currently is the Associate Director of SciLine, an independent service from AAAS that provides resources for journalists and science communicators reporting on science related subjects. Previous to this role, Dr. Drosback served in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy working on issues related to STEM education, space science, as well as forensic science. She was also a Congressional Science Fellow through the American Institute of Physics in the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee from 2011 to 2012.

Luseni Pieh currently serves a Environmental and Compliance Counsel for Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Mr. Pieh has held a number of positions in government starting as an EPA-White House Liaison, then becoming the Senior Director for Cabinet Affairs in the Obama administration, and finally serving as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Programs and Strategic Initiatives at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Previous to his government positions, Mr. Pieh was an attorney in private practice in the Milwaukee area, focusing on environmental issues.

Kristie Pulvermacher is the Director of International and U.S. Business Attraction/Development at the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, a public-private agency that promotes economic development in the state of Wisconsin by providing resources to companies and partners in the state. Ms. Pulvermacher received a degree Bacteriology as well as an MBA and had previously worked in pharmaceutical sales and has broad background in global business, government, and science.

Mahlet Mesfin currently serves as the Deputy Director of the AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy. After receiving her PhD in Bioengineering, Dr. Mesfin became a AAAS Science and Technology Fellow at the Department of Defense and also served in the National Academies for Science for a short period, advocating for women in STEM. Dr. Mesfin was also the Assistant Director for International Science and Technology.