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

Amy Sharma

Amy Sharma, PhD

Executive Director, BOD (Vice President)
Science communicator, physics lover, beer brewer.
Louis Kiphen

Louis Kiphen

Director of IT & Analytics, BOD (President)
Science advocate, engineer, musician.
Brandy E. Wade

Brandy Wade, PhD

BOD (Secretary)
Molecular biologist, IP manager, baker.
Anne Costolanski

Anne Costolanski, PhD

Finance Director, BOD (Treasurer)
Applied mathematician, dog owner, heavy metal music lover.

Priya D'Souza, MPH

Finance Director, BOD (Treasurer )
Exposure scientist, bibliophile, tree-hugger.

Michael Czajkowski, PhD

Director of Advocacy

Frankie Green

Director of Communications
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Patrick Ryan

Director 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 (HR and Compliance Officer)
Scientist, Mentor, Mom.

Winston King

Board of Directors
Learning specialist, artist, and media technologist.

Lew Lefton, PhD

Board of Directors
Mathematician, comedian, maker.
Alessandra Richardson

Alessandra Richardson, PhD, CMPP

Board of Directors
MedComms professional, reader, activist.
Shala Thomas

Shala Thomas, PhD

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

Kandyss Watson

Board of Directors
Engineer, travel enthusiast., music/dance fan.

Volunteers & Interns


Liam Cavanaugh

Community & Outreach Officer

Brooke Lappe

Policy Fellow

Penelope Helm

Environment Intern

Minhaz Tabassum

Data & Health Intern

David White

Epidemology Intern
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Xinchen Zhang

Literacy Fellow

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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