National Leadership Council | Society for Science & the Public

National Leadership Council

The Council is comprised of alumni leaders from the Society’s science competitions and represent various ages, demographic groups, geographic regions, professions, and discipline areas. The 20-member body will serve three-year terms.

Vision Statement:

The vision for the Council is to promote the Society for Science & the Public’s goals, its alumni’s achievements to the world at large, and to create a spirit of unity and support among Society constituencies. Accordingly, the Council will seek to:

  • Build engagement among Society constituencies, including: alumni, members, supporters, friends
  • Provide interested volunteers with rewarding opportunities to serve the Society
  • Establish lifelong relationships between constituents and the Society

Erika Ebbel Angle
Co-founder & CEO, Ixcela
1999 Science Talent Search
1997 International Science and Engineering Fair

William J. Bencze
Software Engineering Manager, Apple
1985 Science Talent Search
1983-1984 International Science and Engineering Fair

Adam Bly
Founder & CEO, AI/Data startup
1998 International Science and Engineering Fair

David Bray
Executive Director, People-Centered Internet
1996 Science Talent Search
1993-1995 International Science and Engineering Fair

Rob Chang
Founder, Iliotech Software Services
Co-founder & CTO, Gearcloud Labs
1980 Science Talent Search

Michael Colsher
Head of Quantitative Trading, HAP LLC
1997 Science Talent Search

Eden Full Goh
Founder & Chairperson, SunSaluter
2007-2008 International Science and Engineering Fair

Michelle Hackman
Reporter, The Wall Street Journal
2011 Science Talent Search

Kevin Heller
Chief Medical Officer, NextCure
1989 Science Talent Search

Elyse Hope
Postdoctoral Fellow, BC Cancer Agency
2006 Science Talent Search
2004-2006 International Science and Engineering Fair
2002 DCYSC

Param Jaggi
Co-founder & CEO, Hatch
2010-2011 International Science and Engineering Fair

Scott Kominers
MBA Class of 1960 Associate Professor, Harvard Business School
Faculty Affiliate, Harvard University Department of Economics
2005 Science Talent Search
2005 International Science and Engineering Fair

Meredith Lee
Executive Director, West Big Data Innovation Hub
2000 International Science and Engineering Fair

Michael Li
Founder & CEO, The Data Incubator
2003 Science Talent Search
2003 International Science and Engineering Fair

Divya Nag
Health Special Projects, Apple
2009 Science Talent Search
2007, 2009 International Science and Engineering Fair

Anna-Katrina Shedletsky
Founder & CEO, Instrumental
2004 Science Talent Search
2003-2004 International Science and Engineering Fair

Rajen Sheth
Senior Director of Product Management, Google Cloud Artificial Intelligence, Google
1994 Science Talent Search
1992-1994 International Science and Engineering Fair

Nevin Summers
Executive Director, MIT Synthetic Biology Center
1967 Science Talent Search
1965-1967 International Science and Engineering Fair

Sheel Tyle
Founder & CEO, Amplo
2006-2008 International Science and Engineering Fair
2005 DCYSC

Nina Vasan
Founder & Director, Brainstorm: Stanford Laboratory for BrainHealth Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Chief Resident in Psychiatry, Stanford School of Medicine
2002 Science Talent Search
2002 International Science and Engineering Fair