NJ State Science Policy Panel

Feb 6, 2024, 12:00 pm1:20 pm
Open to Princeton University ID holders and invited guests


Event Description

Are you interested in learning about careers in science policy for PhDs? Understanding the science policy at the state level with a focus on New Jersey? Gaining skills and experiences in science policy through a fellowship?

Join us for a panel discussion on state-level science policy in NJ, with a welcome by John Farmer, Jr. Princeton graduate alumni working in different branches of New Jersey Government will discuss their careers and, more broadly, opportunities for scientists to shape policy in different fields (such as health care, environment). Furthermore, learn about the Eagleton Science & Policy Fellowship- a fantastic postdoctoral opportunity to work on science policy in New Jersey’s State Government!


  • Anna Dulencin, Director, Eagleton Science & Politics Program, Rutgers University
  • Shannon Erwin, program coordinator, Eagleton Science and Politics Program, Rutgers University 
  • Shin-Yi Lin *11, Molecular Biology, a former Eagleton fellow, currently working in the NJ Executive Branch – Human Services, health policy
  • Celia Smits *23, Molecular Biology, a current Eagleton Science and Politics Fellow in the NJ Legislative Branch – NJ Senate Democrats
  • Matt Weber *09, Psychology, currently working in the Executive Branch – Attorney Generals, in criminal justice and law enforcement data
  • Jennie Willemsen *21, Civil and Environmental Engineering, currently working in the Executive Branch - NJ Department of Environmental Protection, contaminated site remediation and redevelopment

This panel is co-sponsored by GradFUTURES (Graduate School), Center for Policy Research on Energy and Environment(external link) and SPIA in NJ.

  • Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment
  • SPIA in NJ