Adriana Bankston is a Principal Legislative Analyst in the University of California Office of Federal Governmental Relations. Prior to this position, Adriana was a Policy & Advocacy Fellow at the Society for Neuroscience. In addition to working at UC, Adriana serves as Co-Director of the Policy Taskforce at Future of Research, Chief Outreach Officer at the Journal of Science Policy & Governance, and Biomedical Workforce & Policy Research Investigator at the STEM Advocacy Institute. Adriana earned her Ph.D. from Emory University in 2013. Connect with Adriana on LinkedIn or Twitter.


Joshua Jackson is an avid student of law, policy, and regulations, and speaker on Artificial Intelligence and Automation and a teacher on the Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business. Joshua also co-founded a data analytics company. He learned marketing and publishing from Seth Godin, and has worked with small and large institutions from biotechnology, financial services, and academia. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn or Twitter.