Teresa Feo, PhD, is a Senior Science Officer at the California Council of Science and Technology (CCST), where she contributes to the delivery of CCST’s science services, including peer-reviewed reports and expert briefings, and to CCST’s work engaging the philanthropic community. Teresa is committed to forming connections between scientists and policymakers on a wide range of issues impacting the state of California. Prior to joining CCST, Teresa was a CCST Science and Technology Policy Fellow in the California State Senate Office of Research, where she provided research and analysis on a broad range of policy topics including natural resources, environmental quality, health, veterans’ affairs, and professional licensing boards.
Teresa received her PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Yale University and her BA in Integrative Biology from UC Berkeley. Her scientific research explores the natural history and functional morphology of birds including how birds use their feathers to fly, make sounds, and make colors. After completing her dissertation, Teresa was an NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). Teresa is currently a Research Associate with the Bird Division at the NMNH and continues to publish scientific research on birds in her spare time.
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