Dr Susan Pell
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow, Office of Legislative and Public Affairs, National Science Foundation (NSF), USA.
Susan Pell is a botanist and science educator currently working as a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow in the Office of Legislative and Public Affairs at the National Science Foundation. Susan has been involved in women in science issues since she served as the AWIS Baton Rouge chapter Mentoring Coordinator and President as a graduate student. In her professional career, Susan has continued her work on women’s issues and expanded her educational activities. She has mentored over 20 high school students in evolutionary, laboratory-based research and professional development, and has taught botany courses to hundreds of students in New York City. These experiences have strengthened her appreciation for the transformative potential of mentoring first generation college students and underrepresented young people.
Dr. Pell acted as Rapporteur in the "Transforming the Role of Gender in STEM and in Communication" session at the Gender Summit 3 North America 2013.