Erin Brown is a second-year Master of Public Policy student concentrating on public health and social policy. Brown grew up in California where she obtained her undergraduate degree summa cum laude in political science from the University of California, San Diego. She has spent time in communications roles as an engagement intern with the San Diego County Taxpayers Association assisting with local policy review and communications as well as a communications intern at ArtPower, a non-profit supporting community enrichment by bringing in global artists. She also has experience as a research intern and development assistant with the Center for Responsive Politics where she tracked and analyzed campaign contributions from the healthcare, pharmaceutical, and insurance industries, and assisted with donor management. Her research interests include health disparities, health services and medication access inequities, health policy communication, health insurance, and health outcomes. The Communications internship is supported by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.
Anna O’Dea is a Boston native, spending her first time in Washington D.C. as a Research!America science policy intern. A recent alum of Skidmore College, Anna graduated with a degree in Neuroscience with honors, and is interested in all things brain-y. Her position at Research!America was her first foray into the world of policy and has helped her learn about the importance of advocating for science. She hopes to use her experiences to inform her future plans in the world of research, science communication and advocacy. She also enjoys cooking, acting, and improv comedy.
Anna Zavodszky is a recent graduate of Stony Brook University where she earned her B.S. in biology and anthropology. Passionate about research, Anna has performed developmental biology research at the University at Albany studying the molecular factors that regulate organ growth. She also completed three years of biological anthropology research at Stony Brook studying the mammalian skeleton. Anna is interested in pursuing a career in public or global health and has particular interests in infectious diseases and women’s health. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to podcasts, hiking, and dancing. Anna is currently a science policy intern.