Dr. Pomeroy is the Executive Director of the Scientific Citizenship Initiative (SCi) at Harvard Medical School. Prior to joining SCi he helped develop MIT’s Policy Lab at the Center for International Studies, which develops and enhances relationships between MIT researchers with the public policy world. Dr. Pomeroy serves on the external advisory board and steering committees of a number of programs designed to increase civic engagement and expand career opportunities for scientists and engineers. These include Boston University’s Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) program and the Engaging Scientists & Engineers in Policy (ESEP) Coalition.
Dr. Pomeroy received his Ph.D. in physics from Brandeis University in 2012 studying high energy physics as part of the ATLAS experiment at CERN. He then served as a postdoctoral fellow at the National Academy of Sciences and as a AAAS Science and Technology Policy fellow in the office of Senator Edward J. Markey. He also has extensive experience in grassroots political organizing, running volunteer LGBT rights campaigns, as well as professionally directing field offices during the 2008 elections.