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Science Policy Office - About Us

ASA, CSSA, and SSSA Science Policy Office | 502 C St. NE | Washington DC 20002


Karl AndersonKarl Anderson, Director of Government Relations

Karl Anderson is the Washington, DC-based Director of Government Relations for the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America. Anderson most recently served as Director of Legislative Affairs for the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD), where he oversaw the day-to-day advocacy and grassroots efforts of the association and communicated its federal policy priorities to Congress and the Administration.

Before joining NACD, Anderson held several positions at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Most notably he served as the Director of Legislative Affairs for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) where he directed all interactions between Congress and NOAA and served as the Agency’s chief negotiator with Congress, the White House and other departments on legislative matters. In his various roles at Commerce, Anderson advised the Secretary and Deputy Secretary on issues regarding NOAA, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, and National Institute of Standards and Technology. Prior to his work with NOAA and the Commerce Department, Anderson worked on Capitol Hill for six years. He served as Legislative Director to Representative George Nethercutt, Jr. (R-Wash.). In this capacity, Anderson developed the legislative agenda and strategy for a Member serving on the Appropriations and Science Committees.

He also served as Senior Legislative Assistant to Representative Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) and was responsible for advising him on policy matters concerning appropriations, energy, natural resources, and the environment.

Anderson is a native of Idaho and has a B.S. degree in biology from Idaho State University. | 202-408-5382


Julie McClureJulie McClure, Science Policy Manager

Julie McClure is the Washington, DC-based Science Policy Manager for the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America. McClure comes to the Societies after serving as the Science Policy Fellow for the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. As ASBMB’s policy fellow, she reported on science policy news, monitored and analyzed relevant legislation and coordinated ASBMB’s bi-annual Hill Days.

She received her B.S. in biology and secondary science and math teaching from Florida State University in 2004 and went on to work at the National Institutes of Health as a Postbaccalaureate Fellow. In 2011, Julie received her Ph.D. in Cell Biology from the University of Virginia. Her thesis work focused on lifespan extension in budding yeast.

As the Science Policy Manager, McClure acts as a liaison between the research community, science-funding agencies and members of Congress to advocate for research funding. Hear about the latest science policy news by following Julie on Twitter (@McClurePhD). | 202-735-5904


StulbergElizabeth Stulberg, Science Policy Manager

Dr. Elizabeth Stulberg specializes in food systems policy with particular interest in microbiomes, agriculture education, diversity and inclusion, and the public perception of agriculture.  She serves as a scientist liaison between government and academia, utilizing science to achieve policy objectives and translating federal policy to the academic community.

Prior to joining ACSESS, Elizabeth worked as an Agriculture Science Fellow in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of the Chief Scientist, and she also spent two years in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy as the Senior Advisor for Food and Life Sciences. She began her science policy career in as a legislative assistant in the U.S. House of Representatives with Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-NY) through an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Congressional Fellowship sponsored by the American Society for Microbiology. Elizabeth received her Ph.D. from Yale University for her research on the interactions among plants, soil, and microbes and on the biochemistry of natural products. She served two terms as President of the Yale Science Diplomats and oversaw the popular "Science in the News" seminars, a series of engaging lectures given by Yale graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in the sciences. | 202-408-5382