Allyson Kennedy is a Program Director in the Directorate in the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) at the National Science Foundation. She received her Ph.D. in Integrative Life Sciences from Virginia Commonwealth University, where she specialized in developmental biology. As a post-doc, Allyson extended this work to investigate the effect of e-cigarette exposure on embryonic development. Allyson is also a STEM education advocate and science communicator. She uses her scientific knowledge and experiences as an educator to positively impact her local community.
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