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Assistant Vice President for Federal Relations
I've been active with SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma since I was an undergraduate at the University of Pittsburgh from 2002-2007. I received the SPS Bloomfield Memorial Award as an undergraduate and the SPS Outstanding Service Award in 2012. I've run science policy workshops at the 2012 and 2019 Physics Congresses organized by SPS and I 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 or recent leadership roles include Selection Committee Member for the Marshall Scholarship at the British Embassy in Washington, DC; Executive Committee Member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities' Council on Governmental Affairs; Executive Committee, Program Committee, and Nominations Committee member for the American Physical Society's Forum on Physics and Society; Board of Visitors Member for the University of Pittsburgh's University Honors College; and 2018 President of The Science Coalition. 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.