Dr. Stacy Kelley, Biologist
Dr. Stacy Kelley previously worked as a Biologist in the Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences. Prior to NSF, Dr. Kelley earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry at the University of Illinois and gained valuable international experience with the U.S. Peace Corps. During her many years of federal service, Dr. Kelley managed projects and led teams, served on working groups, and monitored and evaluated change. She streamlined communications and processes in special projects for the Division, including creation and implementation of new audiovisual resources and training systems for panelists and reviewers. In addition, Dr. Kelley applied her analytical, technological, and scientific skills to conduct data and portfolio analysis for programs and the Division and to mentor 2016 NSF summer scholars. In support of the NSF mission and the scientific community, Dr. Kelley served alongside Program Directors to conduct outreach and facilitate merit review. In her years as MCB Blog manager, Dr. Kelley increased blog viewership and the average number of views per post. She mentored authors, edited posts, served as a liaison on behalf of the Division to facilitate approval and policy compliance, authored blog posts and informative graphics to highlight MCB funding opportunities, science, and broader impacts, and designed a new themed approach to blog content and organization as outlined in Looking Ahead in 2017.
Dr. Reyda Gonzalez-Nieves, Operations Manager
Dr. Reyda Gonzalez-Nieves acquired a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Puerto Rico in 2003. After graduating with an undergraduate degree, she was accepted as a fellow to the Hispanic Association of Colleges and University Fellowship Program. During this fellowship, she worked at the Food and Drug Administration as a microbiologist from January 2003 to December 2003. She was accepted into the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Molecular and Cell Biology Doctoral program in the fall of 2005, where she completed her doctoral degree in August of 2012. During graduate school, she successfully applied and was selected for the Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF). The PMF program is a highly competitive fellowship for all academic disciplines that focuses on training future government leaders. She started working at NSF on April 07, 2014 and is currently the Operations Manager in the Division of Molecular and Cell Biosciences in the Directorate for Biological Sciences.
Dr. Chloe Poston, AAAS S&T Policy Fellow
Dr. Chloe N. Poston previously worked in the Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) as a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow on topics related to broadening participation in STEM and communicating the impacts of science with the public. Prior to her fellowship at the NSF, Dr. Poston was a post-doctoral scientist at Eli Lilly and Company. She earned her masters and doctorate degrees in Chemistry at Brown University where her research interests focused on global proteomic analysis. During her doctoral studies, Dr. Poston served as the graduate representative on the university’s Diversity Advisory Board. In addition, she chaired the planning committee for the Graduate Students of Color Conference from 2010-2012. Dr. Poston is passionate about STEM education and outreach, and taught 9th grade biology for a year through the NSF Graduate STEM Fellows in K-12 Education program. She has also served as a Mentor to undergraduate students through The Leadership Alliance and FASEB MARC Peer Mentors Program at ABRCMS meetings since 2010. Dr. Poston is a proud graduate of Clark Atlanta University and continues her outreach through her blog called The Poston Collective, which discusses relevant topics at the intersection of STEM, policy, education, and diversity.