Nicole Catanzarite, a doctoral student affiliated with the department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology, has been selected by the Society for Neuroscience to serve as an Early Career Policy Ambassador (ECPA)! The class of ten ECPAs selected for this year are invited to the Society's annual Capital Hill Day on March 5, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Over the course of a year, the program will involve constructing a network of advocates for federal research funding in neuroscience and working on two or more advocacy-related activities.
The ECPA program provides early career scientists the opportunity to interact with policymakers in Congress, communicate with fellow scientists from across the nation, and increase brain awareness to the public. Selected among a highly competitive group of applicants, Nicole shined for her leadership in the Laboratory for Thinking, Reasoning, Creativity & Educational Neuroscience in HDQM, as well as in her doctoral program, Neuroscience & Cognitive Science (NACS).
Congratulations, Nicole! We look forward to seeing your future contributions to the field of neuroscience!