About Me (Bio):
Jodi Peterson is Assistant Executive Director for Legislative and Public Affairs for the National Science Teachers Association. She is responsible for monitoring and identifying policy and legislation affecting science education on Capitol Hill, all outreach activities to Congress, and the association’s advocacy initiatives. She also directs all media relations activities for the NSTA. Jodi also is co-chair of the STEM Education Coalition, a group composed of 1,300 advocates from diverse groups representing all sectors of the STEM workforce. The Coalition advocates for increased federal investments in STEM education and strengthening STEM-related federal programs for educators and students.