What are your areas of expertise?
What's your professional background and experience?
I served as Chief of Staff to Representative and Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) during two decades of work in the U.S. Congress. In between my two periods of work on Capitol Hill, I was a management consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers and an Internet Strategist for a startup.
In addition to serving as Chief of Staff in the Senate and House, I also held senior level communications and legislative positions at various times during my time in the Markey office. My experience on major policy initiatives included:
My one-slide bio is here
What types of organizations do you work with? Who are your clients?
My clients include universities, scientific societies, and corporations, such as:
Why is a former Senate chief of staff hosting a science podcast?
Evidence-based public policies rooted in facts and sound science are a cornerstone of our democracy.
As a former political insider, I'm concerned the marginalization of scientific expertise in policymaking is warping our laws and regulations, enabling harmful activities dangerous to public health and well-being, and eroding confidence in our system of government at the federal, state, and local levels.
Through my training and speaking work and on the "When Science Speaks" podcast, my goal is to empower scientists, engineers, and anyone who values the central role of facts and evidence in our society to get their voices heard and push back against the ongoing assault on these essential elements.