CCST at @UCBerkeley Beyond Academia 2017 Conference in March

March 1, 2017 | ,  

The Beyond Academia 2017 Conference hosted at UC Berkeley will feature two speakers from the CCST family.

On Thursday, March 2nd, CCST Deputy Director Amber Mace, PhD, will speak on the panel on public sector careers. Then on Friday, March 3rd, 2015 CCST Science Fellow Debra Cooper, PhD, will speak on the panel on public policy careers. Registration is required for the conference.

Beyond Academia is student-run organization that exposes UC Berkeley PhD students and postdocs to career options outside of academia. Its annual conference showcases a variety of career tracks to give attendees the opportunity to interact with successful and creative professionals, while workshops and networking events allow for discussion in an informal setting.

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Beyond Academia 2017 Panel: Public Sector
Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 | 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. | Sargent Johnson Room (203)

Featuring Amber Mace, PhD, Deputy Director, California Council on Science and Technology; former Assistant Secretary, California Natural Resources Agency (Read CCST bio).

Beyond Academia 2017 Panel: Public Policy
Friday, March 3rd, 2017 | 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. | Sargent Johnson Room (203)

Featuring Debra Cooper, PhD, Principal Consultant, California State Senate Committee on Appropriations; 2015 CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellow (Read CCST profile).

The CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship trains scientific thinkers to be policy-savvy, while helping equip California’s lawmakers with science-savvy staff. Follow updates from the CCST Science Fellows on Facebook at and on Twitter @CCSTFellows. Explore the CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship here.

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