NSF AAAS Science and Technology Policy (STP) Fellows


Judit Ungvari  

Dr. Judit Ungvari
Directorate for Geosciences
Office of the Assistant Director
Class of 2018-2019

Judit Ungvari is a 2018-2019 AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow in NSF’s Directorate for Geosciences (GEO). Judit will be supporting efforts of the agency’s international programs including multilateral collaborations such as Future Earth, the Belmont Forum, and Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research.

Judit is an ecologist by training, with expertise in aspects of avian biology in tropical habitats. She studied birds in the Peruvian Amazon region combining both lab- and field-based research and received her Ph.D. in Zoology with a certificate and concentration in Tropical Conservation and Development at the University of Florida in 2016. Judit then worked as a postdoctoral scholar at the National Zoo of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC, addressing conservation issues in agroecosystems in Colombia. She has become involved in local capacity building and community outreach both in the USA and Latin America and has mentored dozens of students to complete independent research projects. Her interests include increasing diversity and participation in the sciences, open and reproducible research efforts, and communicating science to the public, especially in museum settings.

Judit’s education was supported by a variety of NSF programs, including the Graduate Research Fellowship Program, an Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship, and the NSF Graduate STEM Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12) Program.


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