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Dr. Hengstebeck Discusses Working in Policy, Strategic Partnerships, and Evaluation

Dr. Natalie Hengstebeck is currently an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellow (STPF) at the National Science Foundation, where she works on strategic partnerships and evaluation within the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate. Dr. Hengstebeck earned both a M.S. and a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She also earned a bachelor's degree in Psychology from DePaul University with minors in Sociology, Professional Writing, and Communications and Media Studies. In this episode, she shares the story of how she found the field of HDFS and her professional experiences to date. As is true for all interviewees on this podcast, Dr. Hengstebeck’s views are her own as a private citizen and do not reflect the views of her current, former, or future employers. Without further ado, here is her interview.

Additional Resource: If you are interested in careers in policy, also check out this great article on policy careers written by Dr. Hengstebeck a few years ago.

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