Meet the Science for Georgia Team

Our Mission

Improve communication between scientists and the public;

Increase public engagement with science;

Advocate for the responsible use of science in public policy.

Our values and ethics statement.

Board of Directors & Management Team

Louis Kiphen

Louis Kiphen

President- BOD, Engagement Dir.
Engineer, musician, science advocate.
Amy Sharma

Amy Sharma, PhD

Executive Director, Vice President - BOD
Science communicator, physics lover, beer brewer.
Brandy E. Wade

Brandy Wade, PhD

Product Dir, Secretary - BOD
Molecular biologist, IP manager, baker.

Priya D'Souza, MPH

Finance Dir, Treasurer - BOD
Exposure scientist, bibliophile, tree-hugger.

Michael Czajkowski, PhD

Dir of Advocacy

Frankie Green

Dir of Communications
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Patrick Ryan

Dir of Engagement
Amy Abdulovic-Cui

Amy Abdulovic-Cui, PhD

Board of Directors
Associate Professor, genetics nerd, superhero and SciFi movie junkie.
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Anita Corbett, PhD

Board of Directors
Scientist, Mentor, Mom.
Anne Costolanski

Anne Costolanski, PhD

Board of Directors
Applied mathematician, dog owner, heavy metal music lover.

Lew Lefton, PhD

Board of Directors
Mathematician, comedian, maker.
Shala Thomas

Shala Thomas, PhD

Board of Directors
Oncology communications professional, world traveler, soccer fanatic

Staff & Volunteers & Interns


Liam Cavanaugh

Community & Outreach Officer

Brooke Lappe

Policy Fellow
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Xinchen Zhang

Literacy Fellow

Advisory Council


David Brumley

PhD candidate, University of Florida.
Theresa Brunasso

Theresa Brunasso, MSEE

Founder & President, D&S Microwave
Gabrielle Delima

Gabrielle Delima

PhD candidate, Emory. EScAN Representative.

Neal Dodell

Senior Counsel, Caiaccio Law Firm
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Garry Harris

President, HTS Enterprises. Exec Dir Center for Sustainable Communities.
Allie Kelly

Allie Kelly

Executive Director, The Ray.

John Moye

Dir. of Policy & Legislative Affairs, Urban League of Greater Atlanta

Mark Mandica

Co-Founder & Exec. Director, Amphibian Foundation.
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JT Pynne, PhD

Private Lands / Wildlife Biologist, Georgia Wildlife Federation
Eri Saikawa

Eri Saikawa, PhD

Assoc Professor, Environmental Sciences, Emory.

Gayathri Srinivasan, PhD

Executive Director, Office of Corporate Relations, Emory

Malu Tansey, PhD

Co-Director Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Research, Univ of FL
Ed Thomas

Ed Thomas, MBA

CEO & Co-Founder, 412 Technology.

In Memory

It is with heavy hearts that Science for Georgia announces the passing of our dear friend and member of our founding team, Natsumi Miura (1991-2021). Her strength and compassion have made all of us, and our organization, better, and we will continue to reflect her light in our work.

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