#UCSciCommSeries Presents: Megan Varvais

Megan Varvais, Communications Specialist and Administrator for the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine at the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, talked to us about her journey from legislative advocacy to her current position. She started her career working in non-profit legislative advocacy and organization for various political groups.

Introduction to Science Policy

Science communication is a catch-all term for a variety of applications, like science policy. Often, science policy is thought of at the federal level of government, such as the suggestions handed down by the United States government and others regarding the pandemic response. But because science is so ingrained at all levels of society, science policy can start small at the town or city council level and spread to the state and federal levels.

Science Policy

Science policy is an important facet of science communication. Scientists can directly influence policy decisions on a variety of topics — from healthcare to environmental issues — by communicating with lobbyists and legislative staff members. Here, Science Says has curated a list science policy resources and events.

Events #UCSciCommSeries Presents Colin Murphy

Colin Murphy is the Deputy Director of the Policy Institute for Energy, Environment and the Economy. He will be discussing careers in science policy and sustainability.