Maeve Skelly is a Senior Policy Associate for Technology & Innovation. Prior to joining FAS, she worked at the Learning Policy Institute to conduct case study research on the effects of performance-based assessments in undergraduate admissions practices. Her previous experience also includes time spent at the GLOBSEC policy institute, supporting events and publications on EU relations. Maeve is from Ann Arbor, Michigan, and graduated from the University of Michigan where she studied Public Policy, Philosophy, and Statistics.
To help seed the ground for bipartisan progress, we’ve put together a menu of the best policy ideas on a range of critical topics.
For the United States, the economic, societal, and national security benefits of the life sciences are vast. The U.S. bioeconomy – the part of the economy driven by the life sciences and biotech, and enabled by engineering, computing, and information science – is valued at over $950 billion. Life sciences research leads to cleaner crops […]
Over the past several years, instability has been a national and global constant. The COVID-19 pandemic upended supply chains and production systems. Floods, hurricanes, heat waves, droughts, and fires have imposed catastrophic consequences and forced people to reconsider where they can safely live. Russia’s war with Ukraine and other geopolitical conflicts have forced countries around […]
One of the most urgent challenges discussed the past few weeks at COP27 was climate adaptation—how to secure and empower communities worldwide that are already in the throes of climate change’s worst impacts. U.S. policymakers have rightly recognized climate adaptation and food security as growing intertwined national security and development aid priorities. Yet most acute climate adaptation challenges like […]
Addressing health inequities and serving our nation’s diverse population requires an equally diverse biomedical workforce.
Moonshots seem impossible—until they’ve hit their target. This was the mantra of our in-person accelerator workshop, hosted with our partners at Unlock Aid in Mexico City. The workshop was just one part of our larger accelerator process where we’re working with innovators to develop moonshots around global development targets. FAS’s largest policy-development convening to date […]
We’ll be spending this week in Mexico City with our partners at Unlock Aid, where we’ll be co-hosting the Reimagining the Future of Global Development Moonshot Accelerator. This will be our eighth accelerator cohort, and the very first in-person group.