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Leila Duman, Ph.D.

ACS Science Policy Fellow, 2019-2021


Leila Duman is an organometallic chemist who earned her BA in chemistry from Bard College and her PhD in chemistry from the University of Maryland. As an ACS member since 2011, Leila co-led the Bard undergraduate student ACS chapter and volunteered as a graduate student with her local ACS section, the Chemical Society of Washington. She was also awarded a U.S. Department of Education Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowship while at UMD. In 2019 Leila joined ACS External Affairs & Communications as the ACS Science Policy Fellow where she tracks chemistry issues across the government and works to advance the use of science for making policy decision that will positively impact society. Having worked extensively in chemistry education and scientific outreach, she is dedicated to fostering engagement between scientists and the public through initiatives to advance scientific literacy, communication, and advocacy. Leila grew up in Phoenix and in her spare time enjoys birding and playing the bassoon.


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