Scientists Needed: Using Your STEM Skills in Local Government

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Join Engineers & Scientists Acting Locally to hear from leaders in state and municipal government on how to leverage your STEM skills for a career in public policy

 Are you interested in applying your STEM expertise towards making a difference in your local community? You may want to consider a career in local government! Scientists and engineers have valuable skills that make them not only qualified, but in fact highly sought-after, for a wide variety of positions in local governments. In this panel, you will hear from leaders in state and municipal government who manage people with STEM backgrounds. The panelists will provide insight into why scientists and engineers are important to local government, what they look for in potential candidates, and how scientists and engineers can best leverage their skills and experiences to make a difference in their local governments.


My-Linh Nguyen, PhD, PE

Chief - Environmental Division
Nevada Department of Transportation

Jason Lally

Deputy Director - Data Services and Engineering
California Office of Data and Innovation

Kathryn Hall, PhD, MPH

Deputy Commissioner - Population Health and Health Equity
Boston Public Health Commission


 January 26, 2023 , 12:30 - 1:30 pm ET
Engineers & Scientists Acting Locally (ESAL) is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to increasing local government and community engagement by people with backgrounds in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Subscribe to our newsletter for notifications of future events.
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