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Full Name
Jodi Peterson
National Science Teachers Association
Job Title
Assistant Executive Director, Legislative and Public Affairs
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Jodi Peterson is Assistant Executive Director for Communications, Legislative and Public Affairs for the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the largest organization in the world dedicated to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. She is responsible for monitoring and identifying policy and legislation affecting science and STEM education on Capitol Hill, and oversees the association’ s outreach activities to Congress, and the association’s advocacy initiatives.  She also directs all media relations activities for the NSTA.

Jodi serves as chair of the STEM Education Coalition and on the Board of Directors for the ESSA Title IVA Coalition.


She also directed the NSTA/NCTM STEM Teacher Ambassador Program, a program funded by the National Science Foundation that identified and trained teachers to advocate for STEM education by providing them with training on how to conduct media interviews, write op-eds, pitch their story to the media, communicate more effectively and deliver key messages to the public, engage with local and state officials, prepare effective materials for meetings with local, state, and federal policymakers, and use social media to amplify messaging.