team

We are veteran policymakers with experience at the highest levels of S&T policy agenda setting. 

See our Jobs and Fellowships page for information on open positions.

Daniel Correa 

Director 

Daniel Correa is Director of the Day One Project and Acting President of the Federation of American Scientists. He previously directed the Technology and Public Policy Project at Stanford University, and served as Assistant Director for Innovation Policy at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy where he led development of President Barack Obama’s 2015 innovation strategy. A 15-year veteran of the S&T policy community, he holds law and economics degrees from Yale University.

Joshua Schoop

Deputy Director 

Joshua Schoop is the Deputy Director for the Day One Project. Dr. Schoop has worked with various public sector and international organizations developing innovation strategies, conducting mixed methods program and impact evaluations, and researching and developing innovation policy. He holds a M.S. and Ph.D. in International Development from Tulane Law School.

Andrew Sosanya

Policy Analyst

Andrew Sosanya is a Policy Analyst for the Day One Project. He also works as an artificial intelligence researcher. Prior to joining the team, he conducted astrophysics research as a fellow at Caltech. Andrew grew up in Newark, NJ and holds a B.A. in Physics & Government from Dartmouth College.

Loully Saney

Policy & Strategic Communications Advisor

Loully Saney is Policy & Strategic Communications Advisor for the Day One Project. Prior, she worked as Deputy Press Secretary for U.S. Senator Tim Kaine. As a congressional staffer, she participated in fellowships with the Wilson Center and Hoover Institution at Stanford University focused on foreign and economic policy. While still in college, Loully interned at the White House National Economic Council, Office of Science & Technology Policy, and U.S. Department of State. Loully is a graduate of Princeton University where she studied Politics and received certificates in Near Eastern Studies and History & the Practice of Diplomacy.  

Erik Martin 

Senior Advisor 

Erik Nikolaus Martin is a Policy Advisor for the Day One Project. He previously has served as a Policy Advisor at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and was Senior Education Program Manager at Unity.com. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, and has a Masters in Social Science of the Internet from the University of Oxford where he studied as a Clarendon Scholar.

Erin Szulman 

Project Advisor 

Erin Szulman is a Project Advisor for the Day One Project. Erin helped shape science and technology policy, serving in a variety of roles at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Department of Energy. She is currently the Director of Performance Improvement and Internal Operations at EVgo. She holds a bachelor's degree from Cornell University in Government and Science & Technology Studies.

Zain Ahmad

Policy Advisor 

Zain Ahmad is a Policy Advisor for the Day One Project. Prior to joining the team, Zain worked as a corporate attorney at law firms in New York City and San Francisco advising entrepreneurs, startups, and public companies. While in law school, Zain served as a law clerk at NASA and at The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Zain holds a J.D. from Boston College Law School and a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University.

Priscilla Guo

Policy Advisor 

Priscilla Guo is a Policy Advisor for the Day One Project. She previously worked on policy at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She has an M.S. in Global Affairs from Tsinghua, M.Sc. in the Social Science of the Internet from Oxford, and a B.A. in Technology, Policy, and Society from Harvard University.  

Ishan Sharma

Project Advisor

Ishan Sharma is a Project Advisor for the Day One Project. He currently serves as a Scoville Fellow at the Federation of American Scientists, where he spearheads a project on countering digital authoritarianism and tracks COVID-19 vaccine misinformation. He is also a Senior John Lewis Fellow and sits on the board of the global service-mentoring nonprofit Titus Mentoring. He holds a B.S. from Cornell University and has studied jurisprudence and international human rights law at the University of Oxford.

Hannah Safford

Technical Editor

Hannah Safford is a Technical Editor for the Day One Project. She brings to this role deep experience working on both sides of the science-policy nexus, including as a fellow at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy under the Obama Administration and as a member of multiple policy committees for President Biden's 2020 campaign. Hannah currently chairs the Natural Resources Commission for the City of Davis, CA, and is a core member of the COVID-19 wastewater-surveillance team for Healthy Davis Together. She holds a B.S.E. in Chemical and Biological Engineering, an M.Eng. in Environmental Engineering and Water Resources, and an M.P.A. in Public and International Affairs, all from Princeton University. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering at UC Davis.

Sharon Benzoni

Technical Editor

Sharon Benzoni is a Technical Editor for the Day One Project. Sharon Benzoni works on cross-cutting global issues. In her professional career, she has researched the intersection of climate change and human rights, directed an international affairs non-profit in Iowa, reported on the urban informal economy in Accra with the Rockefeller Foundation, co-founded an online magazine on social innovation tied to the MIT Press Innovations journal, and worked on the economics of aging societies and COVID social response policy in East Asia with the World Bank. She holds an M.A. in international economics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (Bologna, Italy and Washington, DC) and a B.S. in environmental science from the University of Iowa, and completed graduate work in African Studies at the University of Ghana as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar. She is also a 2020 Presidential Management Fellow.

Colleen Chien

Fellow

Colleen Chien is a Fellow of the Day One Project and a curator of the Day One Innovation for All and Evidence-Based Policymaking verticals. She is a Professor of Law at Santa Clara Law School where she teaches, writes, and mentors students. From 2013-2015 she served as Obama White House Senior Advisor for Intellectual Property and Innovation. She lives in Oakland with her husband, two sons, and pet bunny.

Ray Boyle

Project Advisor 

Ray Boyle is a Project Advisor for the Day One Project. Prior to joining the team, she worked as an Inclusive Innovation Specialist with the UNDP across Eastern Europe and Central Asia helping capital cities across the region mainstream innovative approaches at the intersections of governance, technology, finance, and resident participation. She holds a bachelor's degree in International Relations from Rutgers University and is a master's candidate in City Planning at UC Berkeley. 

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