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Everyone’s journey is different, and that’s a good thing.
Come meet with SFIS alumni/ae for casual informational interviews about their experiences, career progression and unique journey after graduation.
Career Coffee Chats is your opportunity to meet one-on-one with SFIS alumni/ae in a friendly atmosphere. Sign-up for a 20 minute chat with someone who’s been in your shoes and can provide real world answers to your questions. Discuss internship opportunities, learn about the field you’re interested in and even share your resume for valuable feedback from someone in the industry. Our alumni would love to meet with you!
Space is limited, reserve your spot today!
Senior Policy Research Editor
Mercatus Center, George Mason University
Graduation Year: 2011
Walter Valdivia has worked in think tanks since graduating with a PhD in public administration, first at the Brookings Institution and currently at the Mercatus Center. He is also a senior fellow at CSPO-DC. His research focuses on the governance of innovation.
Western Washington University
Graduation Year: 2009
CSPO PhD Affiliate
Mark was just granted tenure and promotion to associate professor of environmental studies. He teaches policy courses, focusing on science in environmental controversies. His current research focuses on the publication expectations as science policies, the political economy of scientific publication, and the cultural divergence of students in different academic disciplines.
International Relations Specialist (Detail) / Presidential Management Fellow
U.S. Department of Energy
Graduation Year: 2015
Jordan Hibbs is currently serving a two-year appointment as a Presidential Management Fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, DC. on detail to the Department of Energy’s Office of International Affairs, Office of Asian Affairs. Jordan is passionate about global affairs and serves on the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area’s Sustainable Development Committee, fostering awareness, dialogue, and support for the work of the United Nations with a specific focus on matters related to economic, environmental and social justice sustainability.
Executive Director, Center for Community and Citizen Science
Graduation Year: 2010
SOLS Biology and Society
Ryan studied climate science policy at CSPO, and then went on to work at the California Ocean Science Trust, a non-profit boundary organization. He is now building a new Center at UC Davis focused on public participation in science.
Natalie de Graff
Public Health Analyst and Advisor
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Graduation Year: 2011
Natalie de Graaf attended college at Arizona State University where she received her Bachelors in Science - Biochemistry with Medicinal Chemistry followed by her Masters in Science - Science and Technology Policy. Natalie continued her graduate studies at NYU to earn her MPH in Global Health Leadership and Management. After experience working with the United Nations, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2016 she was honored with acceptance into the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health; recognizing her merit, commitment, and advancements in Public Health. Natalie continues to serve at the U.S. CDC managing global biosecurity projects.
SFIS/CSPO Career Services Liaison
Career and Professional Development Services
Monica is our career advisor with Career and Professional Development Services at ASU. She will also be available for you to learn more about what support career services offers throughout the year and help workshop your resume for application. She is passionate about assisting students in achieving their goals and interests throughout the career development process. Monica received a Master’s degree from Grand Canyon University in Psychology and completed her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Central Florida. She is currently working on her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Northern Arizona University.
Officer, Embassy of the United Arab Emirtes & Abu Dhabi National Oil Company
Self-employed Global Consultant
Graduation Year: 2016
Katie has worked in the fields of higher education, international education, multicultural education, global development and global consulting over the last decade, and is now expanding her reach to the larger Washington, D.C. area and the Arabian Peninsula through her new role with the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company. Visit her LinkedIn profile for more details.