Stephanie Pearl is a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow placed at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) as a science communicator on the communications staff. In this role, Stephanie uses a variety of mediums (such as blogs and twitter) to describe the science that NIFA funds. She also draws from her research background to provide input on other agency products, such as budget documents, impact reports, and infographics. Outside of the office, Stephanie works with other fellows to develop programming on topics such as agriculture and policy, international development, food waste, mentoring, and promoting equity and inclusion in STEM research and education. If any of these topics interest you or if you would like to learn more about the AAAS Fellowships, NIFA, or science communication, email Stephanie at email@example.com.
Research - Helianthus Seedlings
Helianthus annuus seedlings
Sunflower and Plant Physiology
Sunflower and plant physiology boat selfie
Research - Sweet Potato
Plants used in a study aimed at reconstructing evolutionary relationships in the sweet potato species complex.
Faculty Retreat at the The Ridges Resort (2017).
PBIO grad student David Higgins counts down for Grad students Ilkay Doerter, Lauren Eserman, and Jess Stephens to begin the egg-and-spoon race at the Graduate Student Field Day (April, 2015)