Ishan Sharma is an Advisor and Fellow at the Federation of American Scientists,  a nonpartisan, high-impact, and entrepreneurial nonprofit that has inspired over 10+ executive actions and $2.6B in federal action on key science and technology priorities. Sharma personally contributed to several projects, including designing cluster-based economic development strategies that aim to bring innovation from the coasts to the heartland through the Economic Development Administration’s $1 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge, leading an initiative on industrial strategy for science and technology alongside the White House’s National Economic Council and National Security Councils, project-managing the ideas of 50+ external experts into actionable policy proposals, and helping found a new early-career science and technology fellowship ( to provide individuals similar exposure to high-leverage, strategic, and creative pursuits of impact.