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Assistant Vice President for Federal Relations
As an undergraduate I was active with my SPS chapter at Pitt and inducted into Sigma Pi Sigma. I received the SPS Bloomfield Memorial Award and have written for Radiations and the SPS Observer.
Dr. Anna Quider passionately advocates for the students and faculty of Northern Illinois University as the Assistant Vice President for Federal Relations. Previously, she worked to improve local and global communities through international cooperation by supporting U.S. Department of State policies and programming at the intersection of science, innovation, and diplomacy. Dr. Quider has also developed strategies to address local, national, and international issues spanning education, science, innovation, and foreign affairs for the Office of Rep. Russ Carnahan, U.S. House of Representatives. Dr. Quider is an astrophysicist who regularly engages broad audiences on topics including astronomy, professional development, and policy.
Dr. Quider holds a Ph.D. in Astronomy from the University of Cambridge and a BS in Physics and Astronomy and a BA in Religious Studies and the History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Pittsburgh. Her current leadership roles include Executive Committee Member of APLU Council on Governmental Affairs and Program Committee Member for the APS Forum on Physics and Society; she also served as the 2018 President of The Science Coalition and 2015-2018 Member-at-Large for the APS Forum on Physics and Society. Her awards include the Marshall Scholarship, two Superior Honor Awards from the U.S. Department of State, and two Science and Technology Policy Fellowships from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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I lead the advocacy and engagement strategies for Northern Illinois University with the US federal government, including the US Congress, White House, and federal agencies. I manage the Washington, DC office.