Associate Director, Communications
Jonathan Wilson

Jonathan Wilson is the Associate Director of Communications at FAS. Prior to his arrival at FAS, Jonathan spent nearly 14 years on the airwaves of D.C.’s public radio station, WAMU 88.5, first as a reporter, and then as the afternoon and evening host, covering a wide range of topics including stories on education, politics, transportation and environmental policy. Before that he spent time as a local television reporter in Fort Wayne, Indiana and Little Rock, Arkansas. Jonathan holds a Masters degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, and an undergraduate degree in American Literature from Middlebury College. An Arlington County native, he lives there now with his wife and two children. He loves tea, crosswords and books of all kinds.

publications
FAS
Blog
“I knew FAS is a group that really seeks to do good”: A Conversation with Dr. Rosina Bierbaum

As Rosina Bierbaum steps down from FAS’s Board of Directors, we sat down to find out more about how her science career began, and her time at the forefront of science policy.

05.30.24 | 14 min read
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FAS
Blog
Building Health Equity: Grace Wickerson

Wickerson was a few years into their doctoral work in material science and engineering at Northwestern University when the prospect of writing a policy memo with FAS cropped up at a virtual conference.

04.30.24 | 3 min read
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Science Policy
Blog
The Wildfire Crisis and FAS: A Story of Policy Entrepreneurship

“We really wanted a range of perspectives – specifically from voices that have been traditionally left out of the conversation”

04.24.24 | 5 min read
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FAS
Blog
Building Environmental Justice: Alexa White

Alexa White’s journey into the world of science policy started back when she was earning her undergraduate degree in biology and chemistry at Howard University.

04.18.24 | 3 min read
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FAS
Blog
Building Ecosystems: Policy Entrepreneurship Fellow Christopher Gillespie

Christopher Gillespie was deep into his PhD work in soil ecology and soil biogeochemistry when he heard about FAS’ Day One Project.

04.12.24 | 3 min read
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FAS
Blog
Policy Entrepreneurship to Address Today’s Biggest Challenges

What distinguishes FAS is unlocking progress through “policy entrepreneurship” in areas where tractability has long been elusive. 

04.05.24 | 2 min read
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Science Policy
Blog
Cultural Burning: How Age-Old Practices Are Reshaping Wildfire Policy

The Wildland Fire Mitigation and Management Commission called for input from diverse stakeholders and FAS, along with partners Conservation X Labs (CXL), COMPASS, and the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST), answered the call. Recruiting participants from academia, the private sector, national labs, and other nonprofits, the Wildland Fire Policy Accelerator produced 24 ideas […]

06.05.23 | 8 min read
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Science Policy
Press release
FAS Unveils 23 Actionable Recommendations for Improving Wildland Fire Policy

FAS unveils 23 actionable recommendations aimed at improving woodland fire policy

04.19.23 | 2 min read
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Social Innovation
Press release
ALI Releases Statement on the President’s FY2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Alliance for Learning Innovation (ALI) applauds the increases proposed for education research and development (R&D) and innovation in the President’s budget request. These include the $870.9 million proposed for the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), including $75 million for a National Center for Advanced Development in Education (NCADE), the $405 million […]

03.15.23 | 2 min read
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Science Policy
Press release
FAS Statement on President Biden’s FY2024 Budget Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Federation of American Scientists CEO Dan Correa released the following statement on President Joe Biden’s 2024 budget proposal: “We’re pleased to see the Administration continuing its support for critical investments in science and technology. These investments are vital for achieving national goals  like excelling in AI and the bioeconomy, managing wildfire risks, […]

03.10.23 | 1 min read
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Science Policy
Blog
(Mathematically) Predicting the Future with Professional Forecaster Philipp Schoenegger

Philipp Schoenegger is a professional forecaster – not the weather kind. Here’s how he uses data science to predict future events.

03.03.23 | 6 min read
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Science Policy
Blog
Empowering First Generation Scientists with Gabriel Reyes

For many students in the U.S. a career in science is out of reach. Too often young people interested in science never get the chance to pursue their dreams simply because they come from low-income families or live in parts of the country where opportunities to engage in scientific research are limited. This leads to […]

02.06.23 | 8 min read
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