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Brandon JonesEPA Fellowship Programs Manager / Assistant Center Director for Ecosystems Research
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)Washington, DC
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Brandon Jones is the program manager for EPA's higher education training efforts including the STAR Graduate and GRO Undergraduate Fellowship Programs, which have supported over 1800 students since the early 1980's. Brandon received a BA in biology from Lincoln University (PA) and an MS & PhD in Marine Biology and Biochemistry from the University of Delaware's College of Earth, Ocean and Environment. He taught five years of high school science in the interim between his postgraduate degrees.
He is the co-lead for the Inter-agency Workgroup for STEM Graduate Fellowships and is also serving as the EPA representative for the Office of Science and Technology Policy's (OSTP) STEM Strategic Plan Task Force. In conjunction with the STEM Inventory Task Force, this high level group is creating a five year strategic plan for federal STEM education efforts. In the fall of 2012, Brandon was selected as the Assistant Center Director for Ecosystems Research which includes serving as NCER's matrix interface for the Office of Research and Development's Sustainable and Healthy Communities Program.
Brandon has been an adjunct professor of Environmental Science at Trinity University in Washington DC. He is also an active mentor in several programs that focus on support and professional development for under-represented students interested in STEM.
Hobbies: Church, family, reading, cooking, eating, basketball, lounging.
More About BrandonFormer Institutional Affiliation(s): PhD Institution
: University of Delaware, Newark, DEUndergrad Institution
: Lincoln University (PA), Lincoln University, PA
Last Updated: 6/18/2013Click here to edit your profile