We The Scientists

Science is Political. Get Involved. 

We the Scientists, in order to form a more reality-based union, provide constituents with tools to advocate for sensible science policy.

 

We are a nonpartisan group working to facilitate the political engagement of scientists and science enthusiasts across the United States. 

Our approach is two-pronged:

1) we compile factsheets of how individual legislators have voted on science-relevant legislation to allow constituents to hold their representatives accountable

2) we provide educational resources for outreach and advocacy to build citizen support for science

 

Our Team

MACAYLA DONEGAN, PhD
BOARD MEMBER

Macayla is a postdoc at NYU with a PhD from Columbia University.  Her thesis work focused on how the brain encodes social memories and how this encoding differs in neuropsychiatric disease.

 

LUKE NUNNELLY
BOARD MEMBER

Luke is a PhD student in Columbia's neurobiology program. He researches the molecular drivers of interneuron development with an eye toward psychiatric disease. 

CAT BRAINE
BOARD MEMBER

Cat is in the Columbia Neurobiology and Behavior PhD Program. She researches the contribution of glia to the etiology of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. 

LAURA LONG
BOARD MEMBER

Laura is a PhD student in the Columbia Neurobiology and Behavior PhD Program. She studies language processing in the human brain. 

ANDREA HARTZELL
DIRECTOR OF WEST COAST OUTREACH

Andrea Hartzell is a PhD candidate in neuroscience at UC San Diego working to understand how neural activity reshapes brain circuitry. She is passionate about science advocacy, rock climbing, and trying every kind of food.

SEBI ROLOTTI
LEAD DATA ANALYST

Sebi is in the Columbia Neurobiology PhD Program. He studies the cellular basis of spatial memory. 

LESLIE SIBENER
EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

Leslie is a PhD student in Columbia University's Neurobiology and Behavior program. Her research focuses on how animals can shift between different motor actions and maintain this behavioral flexibility in different environments. 

 

Our Collaborators