Kellyann Jones-Jamtgaard, Ph.D.

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Kellyann Jones-Jamtgaard, Ph.D. is the former career academy liaison at the Partnership for Regional Educational Preparation-Kansas City (PREP-KC), an education nonprofit that focuses on college and career preparation for urban school districts. In this role, she created and managed college and career opportunities with industry, post-secondary, and other nonprofit partners for students interested in the life sciences. She is currently a Biological Sciences Specialist with the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA). Jones-Jamtgaard was a 2017 Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Fellow assigned to the Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Appointed by Mayor Sly James, Jones-Jamtgaard recently ended her term as a commissioner on the Kansas City Health Commission, a group tasked with improving public health in Kansas City, MO, and co-chaired the Commission's Birth Outcomes subcommittee. She holds a B.S. in biology and Spanish from Duke University and a Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Kansas Medical Center. Her doctoral research focused on alterations in cellular trafficking during Hepatitis C virus infection. Dr. Jones-Jamtgaard is committed to improving science education and being an advocate for women in science and medicine. 


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