We are veteran policymakers with experience at the highest levels of S&T policy agenda setting.
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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 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 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.
Chief of Staff
Loully Saney is Chief of Staff 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 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.
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.
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 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.
Faith Savaiano is a Project Manager for the Day One Project. Prior to joining the team, she was the Policy & Advocacy Manager at AnitaB.org, an organization dedicated to gender equity within the tech workforce, where she worked at the intersection of workplace justice and future of work issues. Her previous experience also includes time spent in education advocacy, public affairs, and in the U.S. Department of State. Faith received her B.A. in International Relations from the College of William & Mary.
Kristina Ishmael is a Fellow for the Day One Project focusing on education and workforce development. She is an educational consultant and senior research fellow for the Teaching, Learning, & Tech team at New America supporting educators, school systems, nonprofits, civil rights organizations, and other entities as they navigate the learning environments of today. Previously, she worked in the U.S. Department of Educations’ Office of Ed Tech, Nebraska Department of Education, and taught emerging bilingual students as an elementary teacher in Omaha, Nebraska. Ishmael holds an M.A. in Learning Technologies from Pepperdine University, M.S. in Reading and English as a Second Language from Concordia University of Nebraska, B.A. in Early Childhood Education & Elementary Education from Peru State College, and B.I.S. in Business and Mass Communications from Arizona State University.
Lindsay Milliken is a Research Assistant for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy at the Federation of American Scientists. She supports both the Congressional Science Policy Initiative and the Technology and Innovation Initiative. Previously, she worked as a Legislative Research Assistant at Lewis-Burke Associates, a government relations firm specializing in science policy and higher education. Lindsay received her BA in Political Science with a minor in Physics from American University in Washington, DC. During her time at AU, she worked at the National Association of Biomedical Research, which supports the humane use of animal models in medical research. Her research interests include artificial intelligence, high skill immigration policy, and finding creative ways to support evidence-based policymaking on Capitol Hill.
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.
Kathryn Kohn is the communications manager for the Federation of American Scientists. She was previously national communications director for the Gravel 2020 presidential campaign. She has a B.A. in political theory and an M.A. in political communication and American politics from American University. She is currently a press advisor for the Gravel Institute, a non-profit digital education start-up.
Jenny Mattingley is a Talent Fellow for the Day One Project. Prior to joining the team she worked with a variety of federal employee associations and federal-facing organizations on federal workforce policy, programming and leadership development. She also served a term in government as the Executive Director of the Performance Improvement Council (PIC) and the Director of the White House Leadership Development program. Before entering government she served as the lead on policy, legislation, and communications for several federal employee associations and coalitions, focusing specifically on broad workforce policy and federal career leadership issues.
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.
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.
Daniel Goetzel works at Columbia University where he leads an initiative to expand corporate partnership efforts across the institution. For the past year, he has run a multi-million dollar cybersecurity startup accelerator initiative in partnership with the New York City Economic Development Corporation and four New York City universities. Prior to that, he was the Inaugural Director of Innovation and Corporate Relations at Johns Hopkins University. He started his career working in senior roles for a governor, U.S. Senator, and presidential candidate.
Daniel is also the Co-Founder of Harvard's Transition Term, a fellowship program that supports incoming Mayors, County Executives, and Governors as they transition from campaigning to governing. The program has worked with 21 elected officials and over 60 Havard graduate students in its first three years. During the 2020 presidential campaign, Daniel served on the Biden National Finance Committee and Economic Policy Working Group. Daniel received his MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School and his bachelor’s degree from Emory University.
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.