OSTP official Alondra Nelson to step down

Alondra Nelson, Harold F. Linder Professor in the School of Social Science, and the first woman of color to lead the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) earlier in the Biden administration, is set to step down from her current post as a deputy director on February 10, 2023. The news was broken in an exclusive interview with Axios:

"Nelson led work on artificial intelligence, in addition to rolling out more rigorous scientific research for developing federal policies, making publicly funded research available to the public and boosting STEM programs.

'We have landed some really big planes over these two years, and we're in really good shape,' she said. 'It's a good moment to step away with some work launched that's on the way to becoming implemented, and leave that work for others to do.'"

Read more at Axios.


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