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Attend this session to learn more about the opportunities available as part of the ASHG-NHGRI Genomics and Public Service Fellowship Program:

Hear overviews of each fellowship from program managers and listen to the experiences of Dr. Albert Hinman and Dr. Nancy Sey, our current Genetics and Public Policy and Genetics Education and Engagement fellows, respectively. After the presentation, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions from the fellows and program staff. 

Overview of Session

  • Gain awareness of the fellowship offerings from ASHG-NHGRI and the experiences of current fellows 
  • Learn who can apply to the different fellowships and what makes a candidate’s application stand out 
  • Get your questions about the fellowship programs answered 

Kristin Lewis, PhD

Associate Director of Fellowship Programs


Dr. Lewis earned a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Michigan and has lived and worked in Washington, DC for over a decade. She is well-versed in the world of scientific fellowships after being a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow at NASA and after serving as previous director of the AAAS Mass Media Fellowship. She currently manages the ASHG-NHGRI Genomics and Public Service Fellowship Program at ASHG. 

Alissa Ortman, DES

Senior Director of Scientific and Career Programs


Alissa Ortman is the Senior Director of Scientific and Career Programs at ASHG. She has led both member- and public-facing educational programs at scientific associations for over a decade after serving as a Secondary Education Volunteer in the Peace Corps in Mozambique. She holds a degree in neuroscience and chemistry from Smith College, certificates in Instructional Design and Project Management from Georgetown, and has her Digital Event Strategist certification. 

Karina Miller, PhD

Manager of Advocacy & Public Affairs


Dr. Miller earned a PhD in cancer genetics from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and University at Buffalo. Leveraging her background in genetics and a passion for science policy, she joined ASHG in January 2022 as part of the Policy & Advocacy department. She is one of the contacts for the ASHG/NHGRI Genetics & Public Policy Fellowship. 

Nancy Y. A. Sey, PhD

ASHG/NHGRI Genetics Education and Engagement Fellow (2022 & 2023)


I obtained my PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where I investigated the genetic bases of various substance use disorders. I developed a passion for science outreach during my graduate training which led me to participate in and lead several initiatives to bring my research into various communities. This passion led me to the Genetics Education and Engagement Fellowship at NHGRI/ASHG. 

Albert Hinman, PhD

Genetics and Public Policy Fellow (2022-2023)


Albert Hinman is the current ASHG/NHGRI Genetics and Public Policy Fellow with placements in the NHGRI Genetics and Policy and Program Analysis Branch, ASHG Policy and Advocacy Department, and the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. His policy interests include STEM education, fundamental science, and innovation policy. His prior experiences in organizational leadership; activism efforts in diversity, equity, and inclusion; and training in science policy prepared him for the fellowship opportunity.


ASHG-NHGRI Fellowship Program Info Session
11/14/2023 at 12:00 PM (EST)  |  Recorded On: 11/14/2023
11/14/2023 at 12:00 PM (EST)  |  Recorded On: 11/14/2023