BCST Staff

Jeremy Mathis, Ph.D., Board Director

jmathis@nas.edu 

 

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

mshelton@nas.edu

 

Jessica Wolfman, Research Assistant
jwolfman@nas.edu

 

Nicholas Rogers, Financial Associate
nrogers@nas.edu

 

Staff Biographies

 

Dr. Jeremy Mathis

Jeremy Mathis joined the Academies as the director of the Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology in January 2019. Previously, he served as NOAA congressional fellow in Senator Murkowski’s DC office, while also holding adjunct associate professor positions at Georgetown University and the University of Washington. Prior to his position on the Hill, Jeremy held leadership positions in NOAA—including serving as director of NOAA’s Arctic Research Program from 2015 to 2017 and as director of the Ocean Environment Research Division of NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory from 2014 to 2015. Before joining NOAA, he directed the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Ocean Acidification Research Center from 2010 to 2014 and served as an assistant professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ School of Ocean Sciences. Earlier in his career, he worked as a chemical engineer for Citgo Petroleum. Jeremy received his B.S. in chemical engineering from McNeese State University and his Ph.D. in marine chemistry from the University of Miami.

 

Dr. Marilee Shelton-Davenport

Marilee Shelton-Davenport, Ph.D., is a seasoned science policy program director who joined the Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology (BCST) in at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine in 2016, after 17 years with the National Academies Board on Life Sciences. Marilee has an extensive portfolio of work at the intersection of chemistry, biology, and health including impactful activities that serve a variety of federal agencies. A natural at building bridges and working across traditional siloes, Marilee’s work includes consensus studies and the development of innovative activities and communication approaches to engage a wide breadth of scientists and stakeholders in impactful dialogs related to emerging technologies, environmental health and toxicology, and chemical and biological defense. Marilee received her Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her B.S. in Biochemistry from Clemson University.

 

Ms. Jessica Wolfman

Jessica Wolfman is a Research Assistant for the Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology and the Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology. She joined the Academies in August of 2017. Jessica graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Dickinson College in May of 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Earth Sciences and a minor in Mathematics.

 

Mr. Nicolas D. Rogers

Nicholas D. Rogers is a financial associate with the Board on Earth Sciences and Resources (BESR) and Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology (BCST) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. He received a B.A. in history (honors), with a focus on the history of science and early American history, from Western Connecticut State University in 2004. He began working for the National Academies in 2006 with BESR and joined the BCST staff in 2018. Nick has received three internal staff awards in recognition of service to the Academies and DELS, one individual award in 2007 for outstanding service, as a member of the financial associate team for service in 2013, and a team award from DELS in 2017. Outside the National Academies, Nick is a volunteer with The First Tee of Greater Washington D.C.