Name: Jennifer Pohlhaus
Job: Science Policy Project Manager
Source: BitesizeBio [original post from April 2011]
As a graduate student, I was allowed to enrol in some classes each semester, so I started taking courses in Science Policy and Health Policy. When I graduated with my PhD, I also earned a Certificate in Health Policy, which made me competitive for the AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship. That program is a great entré into Science Policy, and is the main way that scientists can transition into the field. I had two great years as a Fellow in the AAAS program, where I worked at NIH in the Office of the Director, studying women in academia and promoting sex/gender diversity in the biomedical workforce. That position gave me the background I needed to move into my current position as a Project Manager.