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Sharlissa is in her third year of the Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology doctoral program. Her research explores the role of new social movement organizations in the energy innovation system. Additionally, she is a research assistant in the Office of the Vice President for Research at ASU, studying energy innovation and the management of large-scale university-run S&T research projects. She also is an adjunct employee at the Science and Technology Policy Institute and a member of the inaugural cohort of ASU Spirit of Service scholars. Prior to attending ASU, Sharlissa worked as the Program Manager at Student Pugwash USA in Washington, D.C., where she empowered young scientists and engineers to examine the roles of science and technology in society. Sharlissa continues to play a very active role on the Student Pugwash board of directors. She received her bachelor’s degree in astronomy with a minor in physics from Smith College.