AAAS Fellows in front of the U.S. Capitol building

NSF AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellows


Photo of AAAS Fellow
Credit: National Science Foundation


Dr. Meryleen Mena
AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow
Division of Computer and Network Systems
Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering Sciences
Class of 2023-2024

Dr. Meryleen Mena earned her PhD in anthropology, and a graduate certificate in Women and Gender Studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She has a BA in Anthropology from Barnard College. Throughout Mena’s academic career, she has focused on community-based activism led by and/or centering the needs of marginalized populations. 

Alongside fellow AAAS STPF Fellow, José Hurtado, she is the excited to co-executive producer of stories from the AAAS STPF community for the Sci on the Fly Podcast in 2023-2024.