Dr. Pearl serves as the Policy Director for Interagency Strategy in NSF's Office of the Director. Her portfolio includes developing and advancing interagency strategy; managing NSF’s participation in White House interagency policy committees; coordinating agency clearance on interagency reports and official policy activities; and developing policy positions and briefing materials for the Director and Chief Operating Officer.
Prior to this role, Dr. Pearl served in NSF's Directorate for Engineering as a Science and Technology Advisor and served as the Director of the Science & Technology Policy Fellowships program at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In addition, Dr. Pearl served at NSF in the Division of Mathematical Sciences, the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences, and the Office of International Science and Engineering. Dr. Pearl has also held positions at George Mason University, the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, and Rice University. She served as a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow at the National Science Foundation and as an NSF/NATO Postdoctoral Fellow at the Université du Québec à Montréal. Dr. Pearl earned her Ph.D. in mathematics in the field of symplectic geometry from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from Duke University