Virtual Career Chat: Bring us your career questions

03/18/2021 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM CST


Join us on March 18 for an informal conversation with Kellyann Jones-Jamtgaard, PhD, Biological Sciences Specialist at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to learn more about careers in government and build your network with the bioscience community.

About Dr. Jones-Jamtgaard

Kellyann Jones-Jamtgaard, Ph.D. is currently a Biological Sciences Specialist with the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA) where she provides support for the Hispanic-Serving Institutions Education Grants Program and the Alaska Native-Serving and Native Hawaiian-Serving Education Competitive Grants Program. Prior to NIFA, she was the career academy liaison at the Partnership for Regional Educational Preparation-Kansas City (PREP-KC), an education nonprofit that focuses on college and career preparation for urban school districts. In this role, she created and managed college and career opportunities with industry, post-secondary, and other nonprofit partners for students interested in the life sciences. Jones-Jamtgaard was a 2017 Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Fellow assigned to the Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Appointed by Mayor Sly James, Jones-Jamtgaard served as a commissioner on the Kansas City Health Commission, a group tasked with improving public health in Kansas City, MO, from 2016-2019. She holds a B.S. in biology and Spanish from Duke University and a Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Kansas Medical Center. Her doctoral research focused on alterations in cellular trafficking during Hepatitis C virus infection.

Eligibility to attend:

  • Students and postdoctoral researchers in any discipline, interested in careers in the biological sciences.
  • Students from member institutions have designated spots on a first come first serve basis. 
  • Students from non-member institutions may register as space permits. 



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