BCST Staff

Teresa Fryberger, Ph.D., Director


Marilee Shelton-Davenport, Ph.D., Senior Program Officer


Camly Tran, Ph.D., Program Officer


Anna Sberegaeva, Ph.D., Associate Program Officer


Samuel Goodman, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow


Jarrett Nguyen, Program Assistant


Shubha Banskota, Financial Associate


Zachary Perry, Mirzayan Fellow


Suzanne Thilenius, Administrative Coordinator


Staff Biographies


Dr. Teresa Fryberger

Teresa Fryberger came to the Academies in 2013 to serve as Director of the Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology. She is an accomplished research program and policy manager in the chemical, environmental, and energy sciences, with experience at NASA, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Department of Energy and the Brookhaven and Pacific Northwest National Laboratories. Earlier in her career, Dr. Fryberger was an associate editor at Science and a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institute for Science and Technology. Dr. Fryberger earned her Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Northwestern University and her B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Oklahoma.


Dr. Camly Tran

Camly Tran is an Associate Program Officer with the Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology. Originally from Pittsburgh, she earned her B.S. degree in Chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University and continued her studies at Brown University. She recently completed her Ph.D. work with a focus on bioinorganic chemistry. During her time at Brown, she has received honors and awards including the Brown Executive Scholars Training Program, ACS Global Research Exchanges Education Training Program, and the Rhode Island NASA grant.


Dr. Anna Sberegaeva

Anna Sberegaeva joined the Academies in 2016 as an Associate Program Officer of the Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology. Prior to that she was a recipient of the American Society for Engineering Education Fellowship and held a position of a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Naval Research Laboratory. Anna earned her Ph.D. in Organometallic Chemistry from the University of Maryland College Park and her Masters of Science degree in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Florida. Anna graduated with a B.S. (Chemistry) and a B.A. (Linguistics) degree from the Herzen State Pedagogical University in St. Petersburg, Russia.


Dr. Samuel Goodman

Samuel Goodman joined Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology as a postdoctoral fellow in 2016. He graduated with a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Wisconsin Madison, and continued his graduate studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. Samuel has recently completed his Ph.D. in chemical engineering, with a research focus on the biological impacts of semiconducting nanomaterials.


Mr. Jarrett Nguyen

Jarrett Nguyen is a Program Assistant for the Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology. Jarrett began working for the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in October of 2016. He graduated from James Madison University in May of 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology and Environmental Science with a minor in Geographic Science.


Mr. Zachary Perry

Zachary Perry is currently a Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Fellow for Spring 2017. He is working to complete his PhD in Chemistry at Texas A&M University with a focus on porous materials for gas separations. Zac Received his B.S. in chemistry from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2012.


Ms. Suzanne Thilenius

Suzanne Thilenius is the Administrative Coordinator for the Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology. Suzanne began working for the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in 1999. She earned a Master of Education (M.Ed.) from Marymount University and a Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) from Johns Hopkins University. Suzanne graduated with a BA in Literature from American University.