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.
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Priya D'Souza, MPH

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

Dir of Advocacy
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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.
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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

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Liam Cavanaugh

Community & Outreach Officer
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Brooke Lappe

Policy Fellow
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Xinchen Zhang

Literacy Fellow

Advisory Council

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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.
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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.
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John Moye

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

Executive Director, Office of Corporate Relations, Emory
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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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