Name: Alissa Ortman
Position: Research!America Science Policy Intern
Education: BA in Neuroscience from Smith College
Previous experience: Undergraduate research on stem cells
Educational Technology Consultant at Smith College
Fun fact: Alissa woke up at or before 4:40 a.m. six days a week for three years during college. To row a boat. On a cold river. That's dedication.
Name: Ryan Davison
Position: Research!America Science Policy Fellow
Education: PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience at University of Alabama at Birmingham
MS in Experimental Psychology from Appalachian State University
BS in Psychology from Appalachian State University
Previous experience: Adjunct Professor, The George Washington University
Post doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Medicine, Georgetown University
Science Policy Fellow, National Academy of Science
Fun fact: Ryan starred in Edward Scissorhands with Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder. Unfortunately, after two weeks of filming at his school, only a few seconds of the footage made it into the theatrical release and Ryan could only be seen on the cutting room floor.