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.
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.
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.
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.
Ishan Sharma is a Policy Analyst at the Day One Project and a Fellow at the Federation of American Scientists, where he spearheaded a project on emerging technologies and digital repression. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University and has studied jurisprudence and international human rights law at the University of Oxford. Ishan is a board member of two nonprofits that aim to empower youth through mentorship and media literacy, as well as one of 24 Senior John Lewis Fellows around the world investigating the future of democracy, oppression, and human rights in the 21st century.
Will Rieck is a Project Associate for the Day One Project. Previously, he was a Technology Policy Intern at Charter Communications, where he worked at the intersection of broadband policy, technology, and business. He also interned on Capitol Hill, at a trade association, and with a congressional campaign. Will is from Saint Michaels, MD and received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan.
Natalie Ward is a Project Associate for the Day One Project. She previously worked at the Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation supporting the State Chief Data Officers Network. Natalie grew up in Portland, Oregon, and graduated with a B.S. and M.S. from Fordham University in the Bronx, New York. While at Fordham, she studied Applied Mathematics and International Studies.
Rujuta Pandit is an Intern for the Day One Project. She is a rising sophomore at Dartmouth College pursuing degrees in Engineering Sciences, Public Policy, and International Studies. At Dartmouth, Rujuta has worked with the student consulting group, the humanitarian engineering group, and the undergraduate journal of international affairs, among other ventures. Her research interests include technology, national security, and international affairs.
Project Manager, Defense Budget for the 21st Century
Jamie Graybeal is a Project Manager for the Day One Project working to consolidate a vision of an agile resourcing process that will enable the Department of Defense to develop national security capabilities at pace with the speed of innovation. Previously, Jamie worked as the Vice President for Public Affairs and Government Relations at SOSi after more than 32 years of combined uniformed and civilian federal service. Before joining SOSi, he served as the Executive for Reform Outreach within the Secretary of Defense’s Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (CAPE) directorate. Working with the CAPE team, he was responsible for building and executing communication strategies to educate key audiences about some of the Department’s most complicated budgetary decisions.
Graybeal is a retired United States Navy Captain who has led the communication efforts of the United States European Command, the United States Strategic Command, the United States Central Command, NORAD, and the United States Northern Command. His most recent civilian postings include serving as the Director of Communications at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA), the Associate Director for Public Affairs for the Presidential Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission (MCRMC), the Deputy Public Affairs Officer for the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan, and the U.S. Navy’s Assistant Chief of Information for Communication Strategy, Integration, and Assessment.
Director of Operations and Strategy
Jordan Mixter is the Director of Operations and Strategy for the Federation of American Scientists. She previously owned and operated a restaurant in Washington, DC and has many years of professional experience providing strategic operations and business consulting for emerging businesses. Jordan received her M.B.A. from the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business and B.A. in Communications from Wake Forest University. In Jordan’s current role, she focuses on streamlining the organization’s operations and leading strategic change from within. She enjoys tackling the challenges that accompany being part of a high growth organization.
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.
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.
Michael A. Fisher
Mike Fisher is a Senior Fellow with the Federation of American Scientists, working on a range of issues across the science and technology policy landscape. He leads the Congressional Science Policy Initiative. With scientific training at Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, UC Berkeley, and Princeton, Dr. Fisher has developed technical expertise in infectious disease research, biofuels, synthetic biology, protein engineering, and molecular biology. He also served as a field director with a congressional campaign, and has worked in informal STEM education and the development of public-private partnerships. Dr. Fisher earned his B.S. in Biology from The College of New Jersey and his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Princeton University.
Policy Analyst for Science, Technology, and Innovation
Lindsay Milliken is a Policy Analyst for Science, Technology, and Innovation 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.
Grants & Development Associate
Aleksandra Srdanovic is a Grants & Development Associate at the Federation of American Scientists. She is also a researcher with Russia Matters, a project within Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Prior to joining FAS, she was a Policy Analyst at The New Center, a research organization focused on a wide range of U.S. domestic policy issues. In 2018, Aleksandra received a B.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Uzaib Saya is currently a Visiting Fellow for the Day One Project. He is an Assistant Policy Researcher at the RAND Corporation and is finishing up his doctoral dissertation at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. His research uses tools from microeconomics and public health to evaluate the impact of health interventions and health investments in low and middle-income countries and generate evidence for stakeholders such as donor agencies and governments. Prior to joining FAS/Day One, Uzaib has had in-country work experience in the United States, Bangladesh, Kenya, Malawi, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Switzerland, and Uganda. He grew up in Karachi, Pakistan, and holds a B.A. in History and International Studies from Williams College, and an M.S. in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Dan Patt is a Fellow for the Day One Project focusing on the evolution of national security and defense resource allocation. His experience is at the intersection of technology, business, and national security strategy and his other work includes corporate strategy, commercial investment, and policy scholarship. He previously co-founded and led an emerging technology startup. He is a Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Honoree, and holds M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in engineering from the University of Michigan.
Josh Marcuse is the head of strategy and Innovation for Global Public Sector at Google Cloud. He leads a team of public sector digital transformation experts who work to solve-real world problems in public health, smart cities, cyber defense, and more for governments around the world. Previously, Josh served as executive director of the Defense Innovation Board, a group of distinguished leaders focused on bringing technological and cultural innovations of Silicon Valley to the Department of Defense (DoD). Josh served as the innovation advisor to the DoD CTO and also held roles in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) for Policy, Personnel & Readiness, and the Chief Management Officer. Prior to DoD, Josh worked at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, Booz Allen Hamilton, and the Council on Foreign Relations. Josh is active in several nonprofit organizations outside of Google, including serving as an advisor or board member to Schmidt Futures, Tech Talent Project, Silicon Valley Defense Group, Globally, Young Professionals in Foreign Policy, the Defense Entrepreneurs Forum, and the Federal Innovator Network at the Partnership for Public Service. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Fellow of the Truman National Security Project.
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.
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.
Priscilla Guo is a Fellow 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.
ENTREPRENEURS IN RESIDENCE
Entrepreneur in Residence
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.