BCST Staff

Jeremy Mathis, Ph.D., Board Director



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



Camly Tran, Ph.D., Program Officer


Jessica Wolfman, Senior Program Assistant


Nicholas Rogers, Financial Associate


Staff Biographies


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.


Dr. Camly Tran

Camly Tran joined the Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in 2014 as a postdoctoral fellow after receiving her Ph.D. in chemistry from the Department of Chemistry at Brown University and is currently a Program Officer. She received various honors including the Division of Earth and Life Studies Award (2016), Elaine Chase Award for Leadership and Service (2015), American Chemical Society Global Research Exchanges Education Training Program (2014), and the Rhode Island NASA grant (2013). Dr. Tran completed the workshop summary and report of Mesoscale Chemistry (2015) and the Changing Landscape of Hydrocarbon Feedstocks for Chemical Production (2016). She has also supported the consensus studies: Spills of Diluted Bitumen from Pipelines: A Comparative Study of Environmental Fate, Effects, and Response (2016; Chemical Laboratory Safety and Security: A Guide to Developing Standard Operating Procedures (2016); Effective Chemistry Communication in Informal Environments (2016); and Communicating Chemistry: A Framework for Sharing Science: A Practical Evidence-Based Guide (2016). She is currently supporting activities on chemistries of the microbiomes, chemical weapons, and chemical precursors for improvised explosive devices.


Ms. Jessica Wolfman

Jessica Wolfman is a Senior Program 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.