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New Policy Coordinator Steps In

18 December 2012

After 24 months in the role of Policy Coordinator, Alex Ingrams will be leaving SPSSI to do some world travel and eventually transition to graduate school in Boston in the summer of 2013. This week, Gabe Twose officially began his position as the new Policy Coordinator in SPSSI’s Central Office in Washington DC.

Alex started as Policy Coordinator in January 2011 and has focused his efforts on expanding SPSSI’s capacity and skill in responding to vital social issues through science-based public engagement. During his time at SPSSI he was involved in bringing SPSSI member expertise to bear on several legislative issues in the US Congress including immigration, national security, marriage equality, and domestic violence. He developed SPSSI’s online presence on social media sites, policy webinars, SPSSI journal publicity, and his policy news updates were regularly enjoyed by SPSSI members. Alex was also active in leading the policy and advocacy work around the SPSSI Special Projects Initiative, and in representing the organization at the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Science and Human Rights Coalition.

Prior to starting at SPSSI, Gabe Twose worked in the Public Interest Directorate of the American Psychological Association, focusing on topics such as health disparities, human rights, the trafficking of women and girls, and the participation of women with disabilities in STEM education.  He has previously worked with organizations such as The Center for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation in South Africa, the International Center for Transitional Justice in Liberia, and Psychologists for Social Responsibility in the United States.  He has also served as Student and Early Career Chair of the Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence.  Gabe received his PhD from Clark University in 2012.  He is excited to join SPSSI, and to continue Alex’s work promoting psychological science to the policy community.

Gabe can be reached on 202-675-6956 or We wish him a great experience in his new role at SPSSI!

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