JEFFERSON CITY (March 21, 2020) – The Missouri Science and Technology (MOST) Policy Fellow Initiative appealed to them, said Anna Hui.
Hui, the director of the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations participated in the Expo State Debrief: Bringing Scientific Evidence to Meet Local Policy Challenges at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting in February.
Director Hui also serves as a MOST advisory board member. She said during the debriefing that MOST is placing fellows in the legislative branch with committees but in the executive branch they are looking at key issues facing the government statewide.
The advisory board will work to find ways to “integrate someone with a Ph.D. and an expertise background to come in and help us to better organize and understand what answers we already have in front of us,” she said.
Six fellows will start in the fall semester, according to Director Hui. MOST Policy Fellows will use foundation funding to help with legislative placements; however, to expand the number of executive branch fellows “we are looking at the state government’s current fiscal year’s ability to take someone along with the current budget as well,” she said.
See the full interview at https://t.co/0Qvdz272fp?amp=1.