Sophia Kaska is the Manager of Science Initiatives and Outreach at Research!America. She oversees a program which supports science policy and communication initiatives led by early career scientists. She also coordinates activities for a group of science society CEOs who gather regularly to exchange timely information about policy issues and identity areas of collaboration across STEM disciplines. Currently, she serves on the Science Policy Committee for the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) and was a 2017 ASPET Washington Fellow. She earned a dual major PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology and Environmental Toxicology at Michigan State University and completed postdoctoral research in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Kentucky.