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Sybil Francis


Sybil Francis’ career as a public policy analyst/architect for the past 30 years has spanned a number of policy areas, including science, technology, national security, and education. She has worked in a number of settings to affect positive social outcomes, including the U.S. House of Representatives, the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and in educational institutions and research laboratories. Francis earned her B.A. in Chemistry from Oberlin College and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She began her career in science policy as a Legislative Assistant for Congressman George E. Brown, Jr. and learned through her work with him about the importance of outcomes based thinking in science and technology policy. She has become a practitioner informed by research and a scholar informed by practice.

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