Misti Ault Anderson is a Senior Policy and Research Analyst at the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. She leads the staff in the development of Bioethics Commission educational materials. In addition, she served as staff lead for the Commission’s reports Gray Matters: Topics at the Intersection of Neuroscience, Ethics, and Society and Gray Matters: Integrative Approaches for Neuroscience, Ethics, and Society. She holds degrees in microbiology and science education, taught chemistry at the high school and university levels, developed and managed a novel introductory chemistry laboratory curriculum at Duke University, and served as a consultant both to a private educational research firm and to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. She earned her M.S. degree in Biomedical Science Policy and Advocacy from Georgetown University and worked as a Visiting Scholar at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies. She has published work on ethics education, integrating ethics and policy into STEM education, neuroethics, and the ethics of international biomedical research.
Krisztina Eleki is currently the Executive Director for the Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness about the importance of science and technology to society. Before moving to the executive role, she was the Programming Director for the organization developing public outreach programs from 2011 to 2014. Prior to working for C2ST, she was the Life Science Curator/Life Science Program Director for the California Science Center in Los Angeles where she designed and oversaw the implementation of life science exhibits and public programs aligned with the mission of the Center. After earning her PhD in environmental science, she worked as a Research Associate at Iowa State University. During this time she obtained a Masters of Public Administration degree reflective of her interest in science in society.