Lauren Brookmeyer, Director of Government Relations at Stony Brook University, has been elected 2020 President of The Science Coalition (TSC), a non-partisan organization dedicated to sustaining federal investment in basic scientific research.
Serving as TSC’s Vice President of External Relations and Chair of the Communications Committee this past year, Brookmeyer played a crucial leadership role by enhancing TSC’s communications and public relations strategies.
Established in 1994, TSC is a non-profit consortium of more than 50 of the nation’s leading public and private research universities. It is dedicated to sustaining the federal government’s investment in basic scientific research as a means to stimulate the economy, spur innovation, and drive the United States’ global competitiveness.
“I am honored and humbled to serve as The Science Coalition’s President,” said Brookmeyer. “I look forward to leveraging key communications tools to supplement the government relations advocacy work of our universities in an effort to support TSC’s core mission – increasing critical funding for scientific research.”
The election of Brookmeyer as President represents the first time in the history of the TSC that a representative of Stony Brook University has held this prestigious leadership position.
At Stony Brook since 2014, Brookmeyer received both her Bachelor’s in Broadcast Journalism and Master’s in Communication and Rhetorical Studies from Hofstra University.