AERA Congressional Fellows to Provide Insights on Sharing Education Research with Capitol Hill during November 17 Webinar—Register Now

October 2017

Hoping that your research will help to inform education policy and practice? This is your chance to hear from AERA Congressional Fellows working in Capitol Hill offices about how congressional staff may use education research when drafting legislation and evaluating the effectiveness of existing programs. Current and former AERA Congressional Fellows will talk about their experiences as education scientists on Capitol Hill and offer advice about how to think about your research in a policy context, how to most effectively to share research findings with Members of Congress, and why it is critically important to communicate with your elected officials.

AERA Congressional Fellow Participants:

  • Jenna Sablan, Fellow 2016–2017, Senate Budget Committee
  • Paul Rubin, Current Fellow, Office of Senator Elizabeth Warren
  • Zewelanji Serpell, Current Fellow, House Committee on Education and the Workforce
  • Kathryn Wentzel, Current Fellow, Office of Representative Tim Ryan
  • Jennifer Ayscue, Current Fellow, Office of Senator Al Franken


  • George L. Wimberly, Director of Professional Development and Diversity Officer, AERA

Click here to register for the live webinar on Friday, November 17 at 12 p.m. (ET). The webinar will be recorded and available through the AERA Virtual Research Learning Center.

The webinar will be particularly useful for education researchers who might be interested in pursuing an AERA Congressional Fellowship. The deadline for applying for the 20182019 Congressional Fellowships is December 15. 

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