Catharine YOUNG, PhD

Scientist, Advocate, Educator, Entrepreneur
Challenging the status quo so that all patients may live

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Executive Director and Chief Foundation Officer Shepherd Foundation

I was born and raised in South Africa

I am passionate about making a tangible impact in this world

I am dedicated to advancing women in STEM and improving the public's understanding of  science

I am a former American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow and TED Fellow

I have worked as a science diplomat at both the national and international level 

I am co-founder of Blueprint International and Supper with a Scientist

I'm here to be a guide, resource or sounding board for anyone who needs it.  We are all in this together.

02 PORTFOLIO

 
MY LATEST WORK. SEE MORE >
 

03 Experience

2017-present

Biden Cancer Initiative

Senior Director of Science Policy
Portfolio includes all things science, tech and data related to ending cancer as we know it.

2015-2017

UK Foreign Office, British Embassy

Senior Science & Innovation Policy Advisor
Facilitated science collaborations between the US and UK

2014

Blueprint International

Co-Founder

Non-profit that strives to provide simple technological solutions to some of the worlds most pressing issues

2013-2015

AAAS S&T Policy Fellowship

Department of Defense

Nuclear, Chemical & Biological Defense 

Former Soviet Union: Biosafety & Biosecurity

West Africa: Ebola Response

 

2011

PhD - Biomedical Sciences

University of Missouri

NIH T32 Recipient

American Heart Association Fellowship

Doctoral Marshal and Graudation Speaker

2011-2013

Postdoctoral Associate - Biomedical Engineering
 

Cornell University

Co-developer of a Science Policy Course

Cornell Postdoctoral Leadership program

Science Policy Liasion for American Physiological Society

03 Experience

2017-present

Supper with  a Scientist

Co-Founder
Grassroots movement to connect scientists with the public to curb the spread of misinformation.

2017-present

Biden Cancer Initiative

Senior Director of Science Policy
Portfolio includes all things science, tech and data related to ending cancer as we know it.

2015-2017

UK Foreign Office, British Embassy

Senior Science & Innovation Policy Advisor
Facilitated science collaborations between the US and UK

2014

Blueprint International

Co-Founder

Non-profit that strives to provide simple technological solutions to some of the worlds most pressing issues

2013-2015

AAAS S&T Policy Fellowship

Department of Defense

Nuclear, Chemical & Biological Defense 

Former Soviet Union: Biosafety & Biosecurity

West Africa: Ebola Response

 

2011

PhD - Biomedical Sciences

University of Missouri

NIH T32 Recipient

American Heart Association Fellowship

Doctoral Marshal and Graduation Speaker

2011-2013

Postdoctoral Associate - Biomedical Engineering
 

Cornell University

Co-developer of a Science Policy Course

Cornell Postdoctoral Leadership program

Science Policy Liasion for American Physiological Society

04 contact 

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