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Nikoosh Carlo most recently served as a postdoctoral researcher at the Salk Institute for Biological Sciences in La Jolla, CA. In early 2010 she took a leave of absence and worked as a legislative fellow for the Alaska State Legislature in Juneau, Alaska. Nikoosh recently accepted a position as a AAAS Science + Technology Fellow and will be heading in the fall to Washington, DC, to work at the National Science Foundation's Office of Polar Programs.
Nikoosh has been dedicated to fostering scientific curiosity and encouraging higher education for those in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Toward this end, Nikoosh founded the UCSD Neuroscience Outreach Program, now in its fourth year and annually reaching about 1400 students from 9 high schools in a southern San Diego school district. She has served as an advocate for the graduate student population on several campus-wide academic committees and for the past six years on the Neurosciences Program’s admissions committee focusing on evaluation of applications from diverse populations.
Nikoosh received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks (UAF), and her Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Both her laboratory research and non-laboratory experiences at UAF, Johns Hopkins University, the National Institutes of Health, UCSD, the Alaska State Legislature, and the Salk Institute have helped shaped her current goal to use her biomedical sciences knowledge to influence decisions in science, technology, and health policy.