Gross Hall Room 100A
Lunch will be provided; please RSVP
Ticora V. Jones, PhD, Chief of USAID’s Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN), is a social innovator and scientist who bridges the worlds of science, policy, and international development.
Dr. Jones will share her own exciting career trajectory, offer insights on key trends she sees in careers in international development, and discuss how students can make themselves competitive, and answer questions.
As part of the USAID Global Development Lab, HESN forges a new model of engagement to facilitate relationships between the academic community and USAID. In addition to leading HESN, Dr. Jones has also played a key role in the establishment of a new approach to science & technology at USAID as a critical force for development. Prior to joining USAID, Dr. Jones served as the 2008-2009 Materials Societies Congressional Fellow for Senator Russell D. Feingold (D-WI) where she worked on energy and environment issues. Before beginning her congressional fellowship, Dr. Jones conducted post-doctoral research focused on creating and characterizing nanoparticle/composite-based functional materials at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Dr. Jones earned her BS degree in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and her PhD in Polymer Science and Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
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