We bring students from around the country to advocate for science directly to their local and national representatives.

 

PSPDG is an Allied Group of the Union of Concerned Scientists and a Constituent Group of the National Science Policy Network in the Eastern Science Policy Hub.

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what

Philadelphia City Hall, City Council meeting

when

2018

who

  • Erin Reagan, PSPDG President

  • Reno Kriz, PSPDG Vice President

  • Ambika Natesan, PSPDG Communication Chair

  • Alex Salomon, PSPDG

  • Anjali Chainani, Director of Policy and GovLabPHL for Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney

  • Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell

 

Members of the PSPDG Leadership team met with Anjali Chainani, Director of GovLabPHL, in furtherance of a collaboration between our organization and the initiative. GovLabPHL aims to use data and scientific methodology in the design and implementation of government programs and services to maximize benefit to the community.


 
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who

  • Miles Owen, GAPSA President

  • Brenda Salantes, GAPSA Chair of External Affairs

  • Julianne Rieders, PSPDG

  • Erin Reagan, PSPDG

  • Bill Andresen, Penn Office of Government and Community Affairs Assoc. Vice President

  • Office of Pat Meehan, PA-07

  • Office of Dwight Evans, PA-02

  • Office of Bob Casey, PA Senator

  • Office of Pat Toomey, PA Senator

what

Congressional Lobby Day, student speaker at House Committee

when

2017

 

Brenda Salantes, PhD candidate and Chair of the University of Pennsylvania Graduate and Professional Student Association (GAPSA) committee of External Affairs, spoke before the Democratic members of the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee. She discussed a proposed tax on tuition waived for PhD students and the negative impact it would have on America’s scientists of tomorrow. PSPDG members Erin and Julianne joined Brenda and GAPSA’s President, Miles, in meeting with their representatives in Congress to deliver personal stories of the impact the proposed tax would have on themselves and their colleagues.

 

 
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what

Congressional Lobby Day

who

  • Penn Science Policy Group members

  • National Science Policy Group members

when

2015

 

Members of the Penn Science Policy Group, the precursor to today’s Penn Science Policy and Diplomacy Group, joined with PhD candidates from around the country in the National Science Policy Group (now the National Science Policy Network) to meet with their members of Congress.


 
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who

  • Penn Science Policy Group members

  • Penn GAPSA External Affairs committee members

what

Congressional Lobby Day

when

2014

 

Members of the Penn Science Policy Group worked with members of Penn’s Graduate and Professional Student Association’s External Affairs committee to bring Penn students and postdocs to Congress to meet with their representatives.