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Building Public Understanding of Science

Academy Ambassadors are helping us advance STEM literacy and grow public support for science around the world. Find out how you can join them.

Published November 20, 2019

Building Public Understanding of Science

At a time when anti-vaxxers, climate change deniers and science skeptics of all stripes are dominating the headlines, it has never been more important for STEM advocates to work together to build greater public understanding of science. And this is precisely the task that our 2019 Academy Ambassadors have taken on over the past year.

Representing a global community, and leveraging both the Academy's and their own personal networks, our Ambassadors have worked throughout to the year to amplify the importance of STEM education and science-based policies through social media.

This is the third year that we've worked with some of the most passionate STEM advocates across the scientific community, and each year the program has grown. In 2019, over 200 volunteer Ambassadors helped us to spread the word about the importance of STEM literacy and science-based decision-making. We will not find solutions to the many challenges we face without it!

Thank You to All of Our 2019 Ambassadors!

If you’d like to join your voice with ours, and leverage your social networks to grow public understanding of science, sign up now to become a 2020 Academy Ambassador today.


The 2019 Ambassadors of the
New York Academy of Sciences

Alexa Abdelaziz
Jehona Adjiredja
Kristine Agustin
Nada Ahmed
Amanda Ahteck
Ifeoluwa Aigbiniode
Lara Albania
Robert Alexander
Omar Alkashef
Dániel Almási
Fátima Alonso
Hamza Alsamraee
Ana María Amaya
Zainab Amini
Muhammad Azfar Amir
Asrat Amnie
Ben Amoakoh
Robyn An
Nicole Andre
Anushay Anjum
Arsalan Ansari
Urooj Ansari
Sylvia Anyadoh
Aayush Arya
Malak Ashraf
Nayyera Askar
Bishoy Atef
Dionisia Augustin
Omar Ayman
Shkar Aziz
Meghna Badami
Isabel Baja
Adriana Bankston
Marie-Elizabeth Barabas
Ely Bautista
Michael Benjamin
Lara Louise Bevan-Shiraz
Vijay Bhargav Reddy
Suman Bista
Milena Bravo Valarezo
Masroor Bukhari
David Cano
Zakria Chandio
Jason Chang
Diana Chebet
John Engelo Chew
Fatima-Zahra Chriha
David Comstock
Kelvin Ogba Dafiaghor
Sachin Dangi
Mahlet Dereje Haile
Prashi Doval
Vaishnavi Dwivedi
Mohammad Eissa
Haritha Elangovan
Leo Elazhab
Rajaa Elhassan
Nelson Jr. Enano
Odoo Esther
NseAbasi Etim
Anna Everette
Risad Faruqui
Jessica Federer
Eileen Figueroa
Regeena Flores
Karen Fortuna
Matthew Friedman
Othman Gado
Lina Marie Garcia
Kunal Garg
Rotenda Gavhi
Rupam Ghosh
Vasilios Gikas
Fernando Gil 
Valary Gisemba

Regina Goetz
Amanda Grieco
Asmaa Hadir
Rasmus Haggkvist
Mady Hall
Md Jonayed Hasan
Menna.T.Allah Hasan
Kathleen Hefferon
Ivanna Hernandez Ramirez
Svitlana Honcharuk
Mariam Hosam
Md Bayezid Hossain
Evan Huff
Saranna Husband
Laura Ibañez
Ewemiz Insigne
Vikas Jakhar
Aqsa Javed
Romesh Jayasinghe
Mayuri Joshi
Milan Jovovic
Muneer Karama
Evangelos Kassos
Faria Khan
Farrukh Khan
Iman Khan
Mashtura Anwar Khan
Muhammad Dawood Khan
Angelina Kharchenko
Omar Khattab
Kathy Korsen
Arati Kreibich
Lalita Krishnamurthy
Rishikesh Kumar
Sunisth Kumar
Surender Kumar Sharma
Ilya Kursenko
Julia Lasiota
Charalampos Lazaris
Peter Leggat
Aaron Limoges
Aimee Lin
Cindy Liu
Kate M
Gabriela Mancilla
Mrunali Manjrekar
Anita Mathebula
Gauri Mathur
Ying Zi (Jessy) Mei
Aishwarya Vilas Mhadgut
Omid Miry
Manish Kumar Mishra
Abdul Moeez
Ahmed Mohamed
Rawan Mohamed
Ronalyn Molina
Vikhyath Mondreti
Simon Peter Mujuni
Sarah Muraki
Yathaarth Murthy
Sofiya Myrvoda
Sania Naqvi
Carmen Nastase
Abdul Rehman Nawaz
Christina Nguyen
Hang Nguyen
Ahmed Osama
Es-saydy Oumayma
Patrick Pallagi
Jade Karrie Palma
Pallavi Pant
Sophia Pao
James Paredes
Archi Parekh
Arbana Pasholli

Julia Pasquale
Sofia Pesantez
Heather Pinder
Roxana Piotrowska
Eleftheria Pissadaki
Logeswari Ponnusamy
Ana Prieto
Manasi Rajan
Sivajothi Ramalingam
Shweta Ramdas
Ananiya Rastogi
Samriddhi Rastogi
Bhumika Rathore
Aranyo Ray
Kbn Rayana
Ali Rizvi
Josh Rosenberg
Aarush Roy
Fady Sabry
Aaryan Salgania
Sandra Sánchez
Gaetano Santulli
Awahan Sapkota
Sthuthi Satish
Elly Savatia
Esha Sehanobish
Violet Selwana
Raktima Sengupta
Ankit Parag Shah
Maria Shah
Vaidehi Shah
Reema Sharma
Shruti Sharma
Mohamed Shawky
Abubakar Mahmud Sheriff
Tzvetan Simeonov
Divjyot Singh
Mansidak Singh
Sudiksha Singh
Natalia Sizochenko
Norhan Soliman
Swetha Sriramoju
Iulia Stanciu
Adam Stefanile
Deepa Subramanian
Mohammed Suhail C.S.
Shubhangi Sundaria
Tomasz Szejner
Tanjila Tabassum Khatun
Ali Tarek
Gideon Tay Yee Chuen
Dwij Thaker
Rijendra Thapa
Kelvin Titus
Dhanendra Tomar
Kaylyn Torres
Salome Urien
Haleema Ushaq
Stella Uzochukwu-Denis
Ashok Vaseashta
Aida Verdes
Samantha Washburn
Maud Webster
Yufeng Wei
Katherine Wert
Rohin Taraksh Yadav
Athena Yao
Omar Yasser
Robert Yin
Rida Yumn
Yahya Zahran
Kaoutar Zaia
Guilherme Zandamela