Ms. Baeza holds double bachelor's degree in the fields of Global Affairs/International Relations and Political Science. Her interests focus on interdisciplinary cooperation between the scientific community, the private sector, and the public sector for international development. She has worked on various domestic and international research projects assessing development strategies, the latest evaluating the effects of economic development on living standards in Singapore.
Founder and Executive Director
Dr. Atkinson is an Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Optical Science at the University of Arizona. His professional career includes academic teaching, research, administration, roles as a corporate founder and executive, and public service at the federal level. He is former Head of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Arizona, the founder of a laser sensor company serving the semiconductor industry, and Science and Technology Advisor (STAS) to U.S. Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Condoleeza Rice. In 2014, Dr. Atkinson was named president of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society. Based on principles derived from his personal experiences, he launched the ISGP in 2008 as a new type of international forum in which credible experts provide governmental and societal leaders with the objective understanding of the science and technology that can be reasonably anticipated to help shape the increasingly global societies of the 21st century.
Ms. Boice worked for 25 years in the newspaper industry, primarily at the Tucson Citizen and briefly at USA Today. She was the Editor of the Tucson Citizen when it was closed in 2009. Additional appointments at the Tucson Citizen included Business News Editor, Editor of the Online Department, and Senior Editor. She also was a business columnist. Ms. Boice received her M.B.A. from the University of Arizona and graduated from Pomona College in California with a degree in economics.
Ms. Cermignano recently graduated with Cum Laude honors from Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pennsylvania, with a degree in Biology and a concentration in Pre-Health. Prior to joining the ISGP team, she held a position at the University of Pennsylvania as a visiting undergraduate researcher in hematology. Ms. Cermignano has contributed to the creation of several ISGP books and was a secondary author of an article published in the hematology journal Blood. She currently administers the ISGP Academic Partnership programs.
Dr. Kuszak earned his doctorate in Pharmacology at the University of Michigan, and his undergraduate degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Kuszak began his career in biomedical research with postdoctoral training at the National Institutes of Health, and has since expanded his focus on the intersection of science and public policy by working with the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics as a Washington Fellow, and by currently serving as an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow.
Ms. Paris is a Senior Fellow at the Institute on Science for Global Policy (ISGP). She also serves as manager and founding co-host of ISGP's biweekly podcast, The Forum, which specializes in the translation of complex scientific advances for the general public and has attracted listeners in over 100 countries. Ms. Paris is a Ph.D. Candidate in Chemistry, NSF Graduate Research Fellow, and Energy and Climate Scholar at Princeton University, where her research involves the discovery and optimization of catalysts active in the electrochemical transformation of carbon dioxide to chemical feedstocks and fuels. She has also worked on projects related to Chinese financing of coal-fired power plants in water-insecure regions and the future of U.S. nuclear energy in the face of climate change. Ms. Paris received her M.A. in Chemistry from Princeton University (2017) and B.S. degrees in Chemistry and Biology from Ursinus College (2015).
Mr. Soto will received his bachelor of science degree in general applied mathematics with a minor in Judaic studies from the University of Arizona College of Science in August of 2015. Prior to his work with the ISGP, Mr. Soto interned with the Walt Disney Company Parks and Resorts segment in 2011. With the completion of his undergraduate degree, he plans to explore opportunities in undergraduate mathematics instruction and further his research in pursuit of a Ph.D. focused in probability theory and operations research.