2022 Guest WritersPublisher's Briefcase
Publisher’s Briefcase Benefits
We feature exclusive articles for our Premium Subscribers. We have invited a group of Guest Writers who will provide a series of articles that can be included in data collection for education, workforce, and equity policy development that can impact the economy and global competitiveness. This group has an expertise portfolio of domestic and international journal, technical, and academic publications.
2022 Guest Writers
Kelli List Wells
STEM Leadership Alliance
Kelli List-Wells was appointed to the GE Foundation as the Executive Director for Education and Skills. List-Wells spent the last 25 years working with corporations, non-profits and government organizations to build collaborative cultures to establish and meet strategic priorities. She served on the Massachusetts STEM Advisory Council, an appointment by the Governor. List-Wells recently launched the STEM Leadership Alliance and has expanded the work to Asia and was recently appointed as the CEO of the STEM Happens Network. List-Wells graduated from the University Massachusetts Amherst in International Relations and Japanese.
Dr. Gurlovleen Rathore
STEM Advocacy Institute
Dr. Gurlovleen Rathore is an aspiring social entrepreneur and education policy advisor with a background in engineering. She is passionate about advancing community visions for accessible, equitable and affordable high quality education systems. Her current mission is to advise, organize, and advocate with communities, to co-execute emergent, collaborative, sustainable, and high impact solutions for systemic education policy challenges. Armed with her expertise in education and knowledge of the policy process, she is compassionately coaching emerging change leadership through their social impact journey along the policy cycle. Rathore has previously served in various leadership positions with the American Society for Engineering Education. She is a contributing member of local coalitions addressing issues of youth education, STEM education, digital divide, and economic security. She is a 2021 National Leaders Council Fellow and a recent graduate of Lead MO.
She earned her PhD in Interdisciplinary Engineering and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University. She also has a BSE in Engineering Physics from the University of Michigan.
Dr. Ronil Hira
Dr. Hira has written widely on offshoring, high-skilled immigration, science & engineering labor markets, and the decline of the middle class. Hira’s book, Outsourcing America (AMACOM 2005; 2nd edition 2008) was a finalist for best business book in the PMA's Benjamin Franklin Awards. The Boston Globe called Outsourcing America an "honest, disturbing look at outsourcing." The Washington Post described it as a "thorough and easy to grasp primer on the wrenching outsourcing debate."
Ron has testified many times before the U.S. Congress about high-skilled immigration and offshoring. He served as an IEEE-USA Congressional Fellow with the U.S. House Education & Labor Committee, and as a consultant to the U.S. House Science Committee. Earlier in his career Ron worked as an engineer with Sensytech, NIST, and George Mason University. Ron completed his post-doctoral fellowship at Columbia University's Center for Science, Policy, and Outcomes. He holds a Ph.D. in public policy and M.S. in electrical engineering from George Mason University, and a B.S. in electrical engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University. He is a licensed professional engineer and a senior member of IEEE.
Maria Anna Van Driel
Maria Anna van Driel was born and raised in the Netherlands. After living in South Africa for 3 years (2008-2011), Driel returned to Europe and she now calls Germany her current country to live. Today, she is the owner, founder, chief editor, graphic designer, and publisher of “The Next Truth” magazine and, since January 2020, of the magazine “Young People Science”. As a freelance investigative science journalist (member of the DVPJ), science writer, foreign correspondent, and columnist, Driel is known for combining accepted science with mind dazzling theories and paradoxes in an approach to blend acceptant science and noetic science, and to combat the borders of the boxed thoughts of the modern society.
Working in the midst of world-renowned scientists, she aims to enlighten and inspire both young people and the general public for contemporary science with equal measures of insight, humor, and deep human compassion. Maria Anna van Driel is a theoretical physicist, philosopher in science, and investigative journalist. To become more familiar with the philosophy of “The Next Truth”, please visit the website http://nexttruth.com/
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