NSF AAAS Science and Technology Policy (STP) Fellows


Simone Soso  

Dr. Simone Soso
Directorate for Education & Human Resources
Division of Human Resource Development
Class of 2018-2019

Simone Soso is an animal ecologist and environmental scientist, Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) diversity advocate, and community activist. She joins NSF as a 2018-2019 AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow in the Division of Human Resource Development within the Directorate for Education and Human Resources and will work with the ADVANCE Program. Simone received her B.S. in Animal Science from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and M.S. in Animal Health Science from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. She received her Ph.D. at Iowa State University in Environmental Science. As a doctoral student, Simone developed novel sampling and analytical methodology using multidimensional gas chromatography-mass spectrometry- 10 olfactometry and solid phase microextraction for the chemical and odor analysis of lion and tiger cat scent-markings to prevent their eradication. She has peer-reviewed publications on the analysis of mammal scent-markings one of which was published by Nature in Nature-Scientific Reports.

Engaging the public and broader scientific community on the need for inclusion in STEM and scientific advocacy has been integral to Simone’s personal mission. She volunteers her time working for the NAACP as a policy writer and committee member. In her positions at the NAACP, Simone advocates for environmental justice and educational equity.


Return to main AAAS STP Fellows main page.