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

NSF AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellows


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Credit: National Science Foundation


Dr. Sharmini Pitter Boghos
AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow
Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF)
Directorate of Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE)

Class of 2023-2024

Dr. Sharmini Pitter Boghos served as the Assistant Director of the NOAA Center for Coastal and Marine Ecosystems (CCME) from 2017-2022, a NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority Serving Institutions Cooperative Science Center. Her work focused on providing coastal and marine ecosystem research training opportunities and scholarships to students from historically underrepresented communities.

Pitter earned her doctorate in Environmental Earth System Science with Archaeology at Stanford University. Her transdisciplinary research background includes geochemical studies of the link between changes in the paleoenvironment and cultural technology. Pitter was the Interim Director for the NSF Florida-Georgia Louis B. Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (FGLSAMP) and the NASEM Gulf Scholars Program at Florida A&M University during the 2022-2023 academic year.

Recently, Pitter served as a National Science Policy Network (NSPN) SciPol Scholar in the Fall 2021 Cohort and an NSPN Science Diplomacy Exchange and Learning (SciDEAL)/Swissnex (Boston) Fellow (Fall 2022).