Directory of APS & AIP Congressional Science Fellows

Congressional Science Fellowships


Stephanie Mack
Office of US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
Hart Senate Office Bldg., Rm. 530
Washington, DC 20510


David Somers
Boston Consulting Group
Washington, DC


Laura Gladstone
Institute for Defense Analysis
Systems Analysis Center
Washington, DC


Jennifer Dailey
Science and Health Policy Fellow
Office of Senator Ben Cardin
509 Hart Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-4524

Abigail Regitsky
Office of Senator Tina Smith
Washington, DC 20510


Lauren Aycock
Office of Senator Richard J. Durbin
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-2152


Brian Clark
Office of Senator Elizabeth Warren
Washington, DC 20510


Karla Hagan
Senior Policy Advisor for Science and Innovation
British Embassy
Washington, DC


Reba Bandyopadhyay
AAAS Congressional Science & Technology Policy Fellow
NSF, Office of the National Science Board
4201 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22230


Paul Davis
AAAS Congressional Science & Technology Policy Fellow
Washington, DC


Maggie Linak
(919) 621-1351
USAID – Office of Science & Technology
2800 Quebec Street
Washington, DC 20008


Erin Boyd
Climate Change Policy and Technology
Office of Policy and International Affairs
US Department of Energy

Anna Quider, Ph.D.
Director, Federal Relations
Northern Illinois University
Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships
Washington, DC 20008
(815) 761-5558

Meredith Drosback [AIP]
Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee
Science & Space Subcommittee Majority Office
254 Russell Senate Building
Washington, DC 20510

Makenzie Lystrup [AIP-ASA]
Office of Congressman Edward Markey (MA-7th)
2108 Rayburn House Building
Washington, DC 20510


Laura Berzak Hopkins
Princeton University
Visiting Fellow
Woodrow Wilson School, Program on Science and Global Security

Chris Spitzer [AIP]
Senator Shaheen (D-NH)
520 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-2841


Virginia Corless
Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee
Dirksen Senate Office Building 304, NE
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-4971

Arti Garg
Subcommittee on Terrorism
Nonproliferation and Trade
House Foreign Affairs Committee
H2-253 Ford House Office Building, SW
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 226-1500

Jeffrey Fox [AIPASA]
Senator Bingaman (D-NM)

Marcos Huerta [AIPAVS]
Congressman Grijalva (D-AZ)


Elaine Ulrich
Solar Energy Technologies Program
Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
Washington, DC 20515

Richard Thompson [AIP], Ph.D.
Office of Congressman R. Grijalva (D-AZ)
1440 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-2435
Fax: (202) 225-1541


Matt Bowen
Program Officer
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

John Veysey [AIP]
Senior Legislative Assistant
Office of Congressman Dan Lipinski
1717 Longworth H.O.B.
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225‑5701


Don E. Engel, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Associate Vice President for Research Development,
and Director of the Center for Space Sciences and Technology
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, Maryland 21250
(410) 929-3643 or

Alexander Saltman, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Commercial Spaceflight Federation
444 N. Capitol St. Suite 837
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 347-1418

Jonna Hamilton [AIP], Ph.D.
Office of Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL)
332 Dirksen Office Building
Washington, DC
(202) 224-2152


Vivek Mohta, Ph.D.
San Francisco, CA


Valerie Thomas
Industrial and Systems Engineering
765 Ferst Drive
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332-0205
(404) 385-7254

Dahlia Sokolov [AIP]
Staff Director of the House Science Subcommittee on Energy
390 Ford House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-6304
(202) 225-9662


Adam Rosenberg
Subcommittee on Energy and Environment
House Committee on Science and Technology
2320 RHOB
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-0584

Lee Hirsch [AIP]
18700 Walkers Choice Road, #609
312 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Montgomery Village, MD 20886


Benn Tannenbaum
950 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Suite 110
Mail Stop 1393
Washington, DC 20024-2123


Jennifer Wiseman
16 Bolly Farm Ct.
Reistertown, MD 21136


Maureen Mellody [AIP]
Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board
The National Academies
500 Fifth St. NW
Washington, DC 20001


Brendan Bryce Plapp
1504 S. Walter Reed Dr.
Arlington, VA 22204
Tel: (703) 294-6265

Sherri Stephan
5717 La Vista Dr.
Alexandria, VA 22310

Kendra Sharp [AIP]
Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
Penn State University
157D Hammond Building
University Park, PA 16802


Dr. Gerard P. Gilfoyle
Department of Physics
University of Richmond
Richmond, VA 23173
(804) 289-8255

Gregory B. Jaczko [AIP]
Commissioner US Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Mail Stop 16C1
Washington, DC 20555


Antonia Herzog
4372 Montgomery St #4
Oakland, CA 94611-4712
Phone (510) 643-2243

Lowell Unger [AIP]
Manager, Policy Alliance to Save Energy
1200 18th Street, NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20036


Peter W. Rooney
The Fratelli Group
1300 Connecticut Ave, NW - Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 496-2468

Kathryn G. Clay [AIP]
Executive Director
Clean American Transportation Alliance
400 N. Capitol Street
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 824-7122


Joseph G. Michels
Equity Partners LLC
Managing Director
320 Park Ave.
New York, NY 10022
(212) 277-1500
Service: Sen. Joseph Lieberman
Degree: Ph.D., Physics, Oxford University, 1994

Stephen Hagen [AIP]
University of Florida
Dept. of Physics
Box 11840
Gainesville, Fl 32611-8440
Service: Senate Banking Committee
Degree: Ph.D., Condensed Matter Physics, Princeton University 1989
Policy Expertise: financial services technology
Technical Expertise: low-temperature physics


Kevin D. Aylesworth
Sr. Program Officer
Knowles Science Teaching Foundation
20 E. Redman Ave
Haddonfield, NJ 08033

Kevin Bieg [AIP]
Mail Stop 0323
Sandia National Laboratory
Albuquerque, NM 87185
Service: House Committee on Science
Degree: Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois, 1976
Policy Expertise: technology innovation, technology transfer and commercialization
Technical Expertise: nuclear fusion, materials science


John S. Morgan
Senior Engineer
Applied Physics Laboratory
John Hopkins University
M/S 2-101
Laurel, MD 20723
From: Johns Hopkins/APL
Service: Rep. Dana Rohrabacher
Degree: Ph.D., Materials Science & Engineering, Johns Hopkins, 1990
Policy Expertise: ethics and lobby reform, budgets
Technical Expertise: non-destructive evaluation, battery research, wide band gap semi- conductors, detection of explosives, chemical/biological weapons

Laura A. Philips [AIP]
Business Technology Manager
Materials Technology Division
Corning, Inc.
Mail CodeSP-DV-02
Corning, NY 14831
From: Cornell University
Service: Sen. Joseph Lieberman
Degree: Ph.D., Chemistry, UC Berkeley, 1985


Philip W. Hammer (Bo)
Associate Vice President
AIP Physics Resource Center
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740
(301) 209-3142
From: Naval Surface Warfare Center
Service: House Science, Space & Technology Committee
Degree: Ph.D., Physics, University of Oregon, 1991
Policy Expertise: federal R&D policy, science education, industry/academia relations, careers
Technical Expertise: experimental fluid dynamics, chaos and nonlinear dynamics

Duncan T. Moore
Kingslake Professor of Optical Engineering
University of Rochester
PO Box 270186
Rochester, NY 14627-0186
(585) 275-5248
Fax: (585) 473-6745
Service: Senator John D. Rockefeller
Degree: Ph.D., Optics, University of Rochester, 1974
Technical Expertise: optical engineering

Carmina Londono [AIP]
Western Hemisphere Standards Specialist
Office of Standards Services
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gaithersburg, MD 20899
From: Polaroid Optical Engineering
Degree: Ph.D., Electro-optics, Tufts, 1992
Policy Expertise: GATT R&D subsidies code, technical standards for trade enhancement, export controls
Technical Expertise: optical engineering and design, technical standards and international trade


Laurie A. Fathe
Project Manager
Graduate Office
Los Angeles Collaborative for Teacher Excellence
1600 Campus Road
Los Angeles, CA 90041
From: Occidental College
Service: House Committee on Science Space & Technology
Subcommittee on Space
Degree: Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, USC, 1989
Policy Expertise: environmental policy, science education, women's equity issues
Technical Expertise: lasers, laser medicine, green technology

Mark Goodman [AIP]
Office of Multilateral Nuclear Affairs
Bureau of Nonproliferation
US Department of State
From: Harvard Center for Science & International Affairs
Service: Sen. Kent Conrad
Degree: Ph.D., Physics, Princeton, 1986
Policy Expertise: defense and arms control, international and military space policy, energy and climate, global change research
Technical Expertise: theoretical physics


Tina M. Kaarsberb
202/544-5200 x3014
Senior Scientist/Senior Policy Analyst
Center for Regional Policy
Northeast-Midwest Institute
218 D Street, SE
Washington DC 20003
From: UCLA
Service: Sen. Pete V. Dominici
Degree: Ph.D., Physics, SUNY at Stony Brook, 1988
Policy Expertise: innovation and productivity, industrial modernization, climate change, environmental technology, science policy, defense laboratories
Technical Expertise: experimental particle physics research

Peter D. Saundry
National Council for Science and the Environment-NCSE
1101 17th Street, NW
Suite 250
Washington, DC 20036
From: USC Ultra-Low Temperature Lab
Service: Senate Appropriations Committee
Degree: Ph.D., Physics, USC, 1991
Policy Expertise: science, environment and technology policy
Technical Expertise: low temperature physics

Rosalyn B. Ritts [AIP]
System Planning Corporation
1429 N. Quincy Street
Arlington, VA 22207
(703) 351-8292
From: Stanford Center for Integrated Systems
Service: House Committee on Science, Space and Technology
Degree: Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 1992
Policy Expertise: DoD/DoE authorization, national energy strategy, national laboratories, legislation to fund advanced technology development
Technical Expertise: implantable system, micro systems technology, micro fluidics for analysis and synthesis, microelectromechanical systems, advanced EE devices


Priscilla Auchincloss
(585) 721-4220
297 Averill Ave.
Rochester, NY 14620
From: University of Rochester, research associate
Service: Rep. Louise Slaughter
Degree: Ph.D., Physics, Columbia University, 1987
Policy Expertise: women and science
Technical Expertise: experimental high energy physics

Tim Elam [AIP]
Research Physicist
Naval Research Lab
Code 4683
Washington, DC 20375-5000
From: Naval Research Laboratory
Service: Senator Kent Conrad
Degree: Ph.D., Physics, University of Maryland, 1979
Policy Expertise: energy, science and technology
Technical Expertise: x-ray absorption, spectroscopy


Charles P. Blahous III
(202) 466-3121
Hoover Institution Washington DC Office
21 Dupont Circle NW
Washington, DC 20036
Service: Sen. Alan Simpson
Degree: Ph.D., Chemistry, University of California at Berkeley, 1989
Policy Expertise: budget, entitlements
Technical Expertise: computational quantum chemistry

Kenneth Goettal [AIP]
Goettel and Associates, Inc.
2725 Donner Way
Sacramento, CA 95818
From: Harvard, Visiting Scholar
Service: Rep. Vic Fazio
Degree: Ph.D., Geochemistry, MIT, 1975
political expertise: environment, energy, natural hazards, cost-benefit analysis
Technical Expertise: physics, geological sciences


Joan F. Cartier
Analyst, Science & Technology Division
Institute for Advanced Defense Analysis
1801 North Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22311
From: Texas Research Inst.
Service: House Committee on Science, Space & Technology
Degree: Ph.D., Chemical Physics, University of Florida, 1983
Policy Expertise: reliability assessment, technology risks, advanced sensors, defense acquisition programs
Technical Expertise: theoretical physics and chemistry

Mark W. Pestak
Manager, Nitrates, Nitriles Planning & Reporting
BP Chemicals Inc.
4440 Warrensville Center Road
Warrensville Heights, OH 44128
From: BP America
Service: Rep. Ed Markey
Degree: Ph.D., Physics, Pennsylvania State University, 1983
Policy Expertise: energy, environment, transportation
Technical Expertise: fluid properties

Arthur Charo [AIP]
Senior Program Officer
Space Studies Board
National Research Council
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20418
Service: OTA
Degree: Ph.D., Atomic/Molecular Physics, Duke University, 1981
Policy Expertise: arms control, defense technology, space transportation, earth remote sensing
Technical Expertise: molecular beam and far-infrared laser spectroscopy


Edwin Goldin
1001 Veazey Terrace NW
Washington, DC 20008
From: Bethany College (UVA)
Service: Rep. Edward J. Markey
Degree: Ph.D., Physics, Polytechnic University, 1973
Policy Expertise: energy
Technical Expertise: optics

Joseph J. Romm
(202) 682-1611
Center for American Progress
1333 H Street, NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Service: Rep. Charles E. Bennett
Degree: Ph.D., Physicis, MIT, 1987
Policy Expertise: energy, environment, economics, national security
Technical Expertise: energy, manufacturing


Jane A. Alexander
Deputy Director
Defense Sciences Office
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
3701 N. Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22203-1714
From: MIT
Service: Sen. Albert Gore , Jr.
Degree: Ph.D., Physics, MIT, 1986
Policy Expertise: federal research and development funding, energy
Technical Expertise: solid state physics, superconductivity, ferroelectronics, nanoelectronics


Joseph Finck
Professor of Physics
Central Michigan University
Department of Physics
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859
From: Central Michigan State University
Service: Sen. Bill Bradley
Degree: Ph.D., Nuclear Physics, Michigan State University, 1982
political expertise: environmental policy, commerce, energy and natural resources, transportation, public works
Technical Expertise: experimental nuclear physics


Ralph Izzo
Senior Vice President
Corporate Planning
Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated
80 Park Plaza
Newark, NJ 07101
From: Princeton Plasma Physics Lab
Service: Sen. Bill Bradley
Degree: Ph.D., Physics, Columbia University, 1981
Policy Expertise: environment, energy, science and technology
Technical Expertise: fusion physics

Alan R. Sweedler
619/594-6155 or 6240
Department of Physics
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA 92182-12330325
From: UC San Diego
Service: Sen. Jeff Bingaman
Degree: Ph.D., Physics, University of California at San Diego, 1969
Policy Expertise: energy assessment
Technical Expertise: international security, arms control


Aviva Brecher
National Technical Expert,
Transportation Safety, Health and Environment
Center of Innovation (CoI) for Environmental and Energy Systems: Energy Technology, RVT-42 DOT/RITA Volpe Center (retired)
35 Madison St.
Belmont MA 02478
H: 617-489-1386
C: 617-233-9313
From: A. D. Little
Service: Sen. Paul Tsongas
Degree: Ph.D., Applied Physics, University of California, San Diego, 1972
Policy Expertise: space, energy and environment, transportation
Technical Expertise: physics, space systems, risk analysis, technology assessment, transportation technologies

Anthony Fainberg
4500 Wetherill Road
Bethesda, MD 20816
From: Brookhaven National Laboratory
Service: Sen. Jeff Bingaman
Degree: Ph.D., Physics, University of California at Berkeley, 1969
Policy Expertise: military science policy, counter terrorism, proliferation
Technical Expertise: experimental particle physics


Rush D. Holt
U. S. House of Representatives (D-NJ)
1630 Longworth House Office Building
Washington DC 20515
From: Swarthmore College
Service: Rep. Robert Edgar
Degree: Ph.D., Physics, New York University, 1981
Policy Expertise: arms control, energy
Technical Expertise: astrophysics, energy

James R. Treglio
12202 Spruce Grove Place
San Diego, CA 92131‑2215
From: GA Technologies, Inc.
Service: Sen. Paul Tsongas
Degree: Ph.D., Plasma Physics, Stevens Institute of Technology, 1977
Policy Expertise: arms control, energy
Technical Expertise: plasma physics, particle beam


Samuel F. Baldwin
U.S. Department of Energy
Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
1000 Independence Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20585
From: University of Maryland
Service: Sen. Paul Tsongas
Degree: Ph.D., Physics, University of Maryland, 1980
Policy Expertise: energy, international development
Technical Expertise: solid state physics, energy

Burton H. Muller
508 South 19th Street
Laramie, WY 82070
From: University of Wyoming
Service: Rep. Edward Markey
Degree: Ph.D., Physics, University of Illinois, 1954
Policy Expertise: nuclear issues
Technical Expertise: nuclear magnetic resonance


Dixon M. Butler
1920 Quincy Street NW
Washington, DC 20011
From: NASA
Service: Rep. David Obey
Degree: Ph.D., Space Physics, Rice University, 1975
Policy Expertise: budget, space, remote sensing, data information
Technical Expertise: stratosphere, information systems, earth remote sensing, environmental education


Frederick M. Bernthal
Universities Research Association
1111 19th St., N. W., #400
Washington, DC 20036
From: Michigan State University
Service: Sen. Howard Baker
Degree: Ph.D., Nuclear Chemistry, UC Berkeley, 1969
Policy Expertise: nuclear regulatory policy, international scientific and environmental policy, science and technology funding and policy, energy policy
Technical Expertise: chemistry, physics

Jill J. Wittels
Vice President
Business Development and Operations
Lockheed Martin IR Imaging Systems
2 Forbes Road
Lexington, MA 02178
From: MIT
Service: Sen. William Proxmire
Degree: Ph.D., Physics, MIT, 1975
Policy Expertise: technology export policy
Technical Expertise: physics, systems engineering


Paul C. Maxwell
Environmental Science & Technology Affairs Officer
U.S. Embassy-Mexico
US Department of State
Box 3087
Laredo, TX 78044-3087
From: Universidad de Venezuela
Service: Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
Degree: Ph.D., Materials Science, Stanford University, 1972
Policy Expertise: international science and technology policy, science education, technology transfer
Technical Expertise: materials science and engineering

Thomas P. Sheahan
Sr. Scientist
Science Applications International Corporation
555 Quince Orchard Rd., #500
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
From: National Bureau of Standards
Service: Sen. Mark Hatfield
Degree: Ph.D., Physics, MIT, 1966
Policy Expertise: technology transfer
Technical Expertise: energy


Ronald C. Bruno
Project Manager
Stanford Telecommunications Inc.
1761 Business Center Drive
Reston, VA 20190-5333
From: Southern Illinois University
Service: Rep. Morris Udall
Degree: Ph.D., Physics, MIT, 1972
Policy Expertise: research and design policy, space, telecommunications
Technical Expertise: nuclear power, environment, telecommunications '75-76 JOHN H. YOUNG
Education Consultant
11571 Shadbush Court
Reston, VA 22091
From: University of Wisconsin
Service: Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation
Degree: Ph.D., Physics, UC Berkeley, 1966
Policy Expertise: technology policy regulation
Technical Expertise: oxidative phosphorylation

Granville J. Smith, III
Program Manager
NRECA/International Programs Division
Central American Rural Electric Support Program
4301 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22203
From: Grinnell College
Service: Senate Commerce Committee
Degree: Ph.D. Physics, University of Iowa, 1969
Policy Expertise: privatization of energy sector in developing countries
Technical Expertise: renewable energy, photovoltaic power, rural development


Paul Horwitz
(978) 405-3223
Senior Scientist
The Concord Consortium
25 Love Lane
Concorde, MA 01742
From: AVCO Everett Research Laboratory
Service: Sen. Edward Kennedy
Degree: Ph.D., Physics, New York University, 1967
Policy Expertise: technological innovation, educational technology research
Technical Expertise: high energy physics, laser physics


Allan R. Hoffman
(703) 437‑4332
1621 Apricot Ct
Reston, VA 20190‑4432
From: University of Massachusetts
Service: Senate Commerce Committee
Degree: Ph.D., Physics, Brown University, 1967
Policy Expertise: science and technology policy, energy policy
Technical Expertise: solid state physics, renewable electric technologies

Thomas H. Moss
703-914 2854
4553 Shetland Green Rd.
Alexandria, VA 22312
From: IBM Watson Research Center
Service: Rep. George Brown
Degree: Ph.D., Physics, Cornell University, 1965
Policy Expertise: energy, environment, science policy
Technical Expertise: biophysics, physics

Haven Whiteside
Adjunct Faculty, Physics and Mathematics
Ibor City, Hillsborough Community College
Tampa, FL 33631
From: Federal City College
Service: Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works
Degree: Ph.D., Applied Physics, Harvard University, 1963
Policy Expertise: energy, environment
Technical Expertise: physics, computers


Benjamin S. Cooper
(202) 255-5919 (cell)
(540) 364-6991 (home)
P.O. Box 205
Orlean, VA 20128
From: Iowa State University
Service: Senate Committee on Interior & Insular Affairs
Degree: Ph.D., Nuclear Theory, University of Virginia, 1968
Policy Expertise: energy and science
Technical Expertise: physics

N. Richard Werthamer
Chelsea Technologies
43 West 16 St., #7D
New York, NY 10011
From: Bell Laboratories
Service: Rep. Charles Mosher
Degree: Ph.D., Physics, UC Berkeley, 1961
Policy Expertise: energy, health care, science and technology policy
Technical Expertise: condensed matter, casino blackjack.