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FAS Welcomes Expanded Leadership in Science, Technology, Education, & Talent

10.12.21 | 2 min read | Text by Federation of American Scientists

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) is excited to announce the expansion of its senior leadership team as the organization enters an ambitious new chapter of science and technology policymaking. 

Erica Goldman and Sara Schapiro have recently joined the FAS leadership team to advance science policy as well as education, workforce, and talent issues respectively:

Erica Goldman joins FAS as Director of Science Policy, after previously helping oversee the Global Council for Science and the Environment (GCSE) in her capacity as Deputy Director. At GCSE, Erica directed a number of initiatives in collaboration with a network of policy and research institutions and diverse groups of scientists to improve the use and uptake of science in environmental decision-making. Erica will help steer FAS and the Day One Project’s strategic efforts to advance science policy across a number of domains. 

Sara Schapiro joins FAS as a Senior Fellow and its first Director of Education, Workforce & Talent. Sara joins FAS after serving as the Vice President of Education at PBS, where she worked to expand educational impact through free, classroom-ready digital resources. Sara brings a depth of expertise and experience to bolster FAS’s capacity to drive progress on innovative education and workforce policy solutions, while helping direct FAS Federal Talent initiatives. Prior to PBS, Sara helped launch “Digital Promise,” an independent, bipartisan nonprofit whose mission is to spur innovation and improve the opportunity to learn for all Americans. 

In addition, two current FAS team members are joining the FAS senior leadership team: 

Jordan Mixter is FAS Director of Operations and Strategy. In this role, Jordan also oversees communications and development, and has shepherded FAS’ operations and staff through its recent leadership transition.

Joshua Schoop is assuming the role of Principal Director for Technology and Innovation and Director for Day One Project. As Deputy Director of the Day One Project, Josh has played a vital role in the initiative’s leadership, strategy, and growth since its inception in 2019. In his new capacity, Josh will help oversee and drive FAS’ efforts across technology and innovation policy. Josh holds a PhD from Tulane University and has spent his career working on applying innovation and research to solve societal challenges. “I cannot imagine anyone better to lead the Day One Project than the person who has been most responsible for so much of its impact” said FAS Chief Executive Officer Daniel Correa.

“These four individuals bring both the vision and entrepreneurial spirit that will help FAS meet the most important challenges of our day with technical expertise and policy impact,” said Dan Correa, CEO.

The Federation of American Scientists is a nonpartisan, nonprofit policy research and advocacy organization founded in 1945 to meet national security challenges with evidence-based, scientifically-driven policy and expertise. 

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