Blake McGhghy will serve as the AAAS Civic Science Fellow, with a start date of March 30. Blake brings relevant research and practical experience in public engagement, science communication, and civic engagement to the role. He holds a master’s degree in social science from the University of Chicago, where he completed a thesis on public engagement in technology policy at the city level; and a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, where he worked with Sheila Jasanoff, professor of science and technology studies.
Blake is currently finishing a Boren Fellowship at the Center for Science and the Environment in New Delhi, India, on air quality policy. A native of Keokuk, Iowa, he is interested in how the scientific community can meaningfully connect on science–society issues with audiences in rural areas of the United States. He is excited to contribute his perspective and expertise to civic science and public engagement initiatives, in collaboration with AAAS and with Civic Science Fellows at other institutions.