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Yasmeen Hussain, Ph.D.

Scientific Project and Alliance Manager


Dr. Yasmeen Hussain is a Scientific Project and Alliance Manager at the Allen Institute for Brain Science. Previously, she was a program officer with the Washington State Academy of Sciences, which advises Washington State on science and technology issues. Yasmeen also consulted on science and higher education policy for the Professional Development Hub, a national initiative to advance the career and professional development of PhD scientists. Dr. Hussain was a AAAS Congressional Fellow sponsored by the Biophysical Society, where she worked on science, technology, energy, environment, and education issues in a Congressional House office, and she was an associate program officer and former Mirzayan fellow with the Board on Higher Education and Workforce and the Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine at the National Academies.

Dr. Hussain has been invited to speak on science and higher education policy and communication and has volunteered her time in science education and mentoring, including with the Association of Women in Science (AWIS) Seattle Chapter's Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science program, and organizes Seattle-area science policy meetups. Dr. Hussain earned her PhD in biology at the University of Washington in Seattle. She also holds BS degrees in mathematics and biology from the University of Utah.