Office of Public Relations and Outreach

OPRO is charged by Council with primary leadership for the society’s public outreach and media relations programs and is empowered to dispense funds allocated by Council for outreach programs as well as to utilize staff time for execution of these programs. It is recognized that much responsibility for public outreach resides with individual APS members, Council, and various APS committees, boards, offices, and divisions. It is the responsibility of OPRO to coordinate, enable, and nurture public outreach from various sectors of the society. OPRO will provide a forum for discussion of outreach opportunities and initiatives and a mechanism for funding special projects. OPRO will choose the highest priority audiences for outreach efforts, and periodically, will reassess these priorities.

Full NameOrganizationPositionTerm StartTerm EndMember Type
Kevin OngTexas A&M UniversityDirector8/7/20218/1/2024Regular Member103065
Amy O. CharkowskiColorado State UniversityCouncil Liaison - Ex Officio8/11/20228/16/2023Regular Member038976
Fulya Baysal-GurelTennessee State UniversityMember8/10/20178/16/2023Regular Member186724
Javier A. DelgadoCorteva AgriscienceMember8/10/20178/16/2023Regular Member192393
Nikita GambhirFMC Stine Research CenterMember8/11/20227/31/2024Early Career Member232554
Douglas J. JardineKansas State UniversityMember8/11/20218/16/2023Emeritus/Emerita029715
Jeannie Klein-GordonMichigan State UniversityMember8/8/20197/31/2024Early Career Member228146
Charlotte OliverColorado State UniversityMember8/11/20217/31/2024Early Career Member265198
Francesca Peduto Hand, PhDOhio State UniversityMember8/4/20187/31/2024Regular Member203162
Ying-Yu LiaoGreenlight BiosciencesPost-Doc/Early Career Member8/7/20218/16/2023Early Career Member229079
Alexandra Corine MargetsIndiana University BloomingtonGraduate Student Member8/7/20218/16/2023Student Member263145
Danielle MikolajewskiWest Virginia UniversityGraduate Student Member8/11/20227/31/2024Student Member248693
Erica A. FealkoBioWorksEx-Officio Voting8/11/20228/16/2023Early Career Member230542
Dominika Kuzlak-SwansonAPSStaff Liaison4/28/20218/1/2025ScisocSTAFF272426