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Science & Education Policy Association (SEPA)

The Science & Education Policy Association is a student-run organization founded at the Tri-I aiming to facilitate the interaction between scientists and the world of science policy. Scientists are uniquely qualified to speak on science-related issues, both to advocate on behalf of science research and to communicate how science is beneficial to the public good. Bringing scientists to the forefront of these conversations will lead to more informed policies.

Within the Tri-I and broader NYC community, SEPA aims to:

    1. Educate scientists on the intersection of science and policy
    2. Explore science or education policy as a career path
    3. Train scientists to communicate to non-scientific audiences for advocacy and general public outreach


Upcoming Events

SEPA Introductory Meeting

Guest Speaker 

Christine Farrugia, Institute of International Education

September 8th, 4PM-5PM

Carson Auditorium - Rockefeller University


Training Scientists for Advocacy

Seminar on how to communicate effectively and advocate to politicians on matters of science policy and funding 

September 19th, 4PM-6PM

Location: TBA


SEPA Leadership

WCM Chair - Dane Samilo

MSK Chair - Sarah Qamar

RU Chair - Avital Percher

Events Coordinator - Mireia Crispin

Webmaster - Maryam Zaringhalam

Finance Coordinator - Courtney Carroll


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Graduate School of Medical Sciences
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