Josh Trapani

Senior Policy Analyst. Association of American Universities

Josh Trapani is a senior policy analyst at the Association of American Universities. Previously, he served as associate director for research at the National Commission on Energy Policy and as staff director of the Science for Policy Project at the Bipartisan Policy Center. From 2006-2008, he was an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellow on the Policy Analysis staff of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service. He was also a congressional fellow for the American Geophysical Union from 2005-2006, working for Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). Dr. Trapani received a B.A. in anthropology and a B.S. in geology from the State University of New York at Binghamton, a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, and spent two years as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Colorado. His research has taken him to sites throughout the United States, as well as to Mexico and the Omo Valley of Ethiopia. He has published a dozen peer-reviewed papers, as well as articles on science and policy.