Doug Friedman, Ph.D., Program Officer
Amanda Cline, Administrative Assistant
Dr. Dorothy Zolandz
Dorothy Zolandz is currently Director of the National Academies Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology. In this role, she works with experts from across the nation to develop, negotiate, and oversee scientific and technical advisory studies for federal agencies related to questions of chemistry and chemical engineering. Her previous work at the National Academies included oversight of annual reviews of laboratory programs at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and various ad hoc studies in areas ranging from support for mathematics research to national needs in precision time and time-interval science. She performed postdoctoral research at the California Institute of Technology, and holds a bachelors degree from Rutgers University and masters and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University.
Dr. Kathryn Hughes
Kathryn Hughes is a Senior Program Officer with the Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology. Prior to joining the NRC staff, Kathryn was a Science Policy Fellow with the American Chemical Society. She received her Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Michigan, and holds a bachelors degree from Carleton College.
Dr. Douglas Friedman
Doug Friedman is currently a Program Officer with Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology. His primary interests lie in the fields of organic & bio-organic materials, chemical & biological sensing and nanotechnology. He holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Northwestern University and a bachelors degree in Chemical Biology from the University of California, Berkeley.
Ms. Amanda Cline
Amanda Cline is currently an Administrative Assistant for the Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology. She joined the National Academies in 2007, after receiving her bachelor of science degree in environmental studies from Bucknell University in 2006. Amanda has worked in the report review office of the Division on Earth and Life Studies, and as a program assistant for the Board on Life Sciences, where she supported the Human Embryonic Stem Cell Advisory Committee, the Interstate Alliance on Stem Cell Research, the Committee on A New Biology for the 21st Century, the Committee on Ecological Impacts of Climate Change, and other National Academies' activities.
Ms. Rachel Yancey
Rachel Yancey is currently the Senior Program Assistant for the Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology. She joins The National Academies from a private political polling and consulting firm. Rachel graduated from The University of Kansas with a B. A. in Political Science and Philosophy. She has also completed an Internship within the Policy Department of the environmental nonprofit, The Wildernesss Society. Rachel is currently pursuing her Master's of Public Policy in International Governance and Institutions at George Mason University's Graduate School of Public Policy.