Jaron currently serves as Associate Director for Research Data Engagement and Training in International Programs for the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Trained as a librarian, Jaron's research interests center around questions of group-work and international science collaboration where information, research, and technology are central to the work at hand. She is also interested in how changes in science and technology policy impact all people. Jaron brings more than seven years of academic experience with digital strategy and evidence-based science to her role with the Alliance for Science. Past projects include: management of the membership sustainability initiative for arXiv.org; Director of TEEAL, a world agricultural science information resource; and program manager for training services for Research4Life, a United Nations public-private partnership. Jaron holds dual Masters degrees in Library and Information Sciences and English from Indiana University. She is Board President (2015-2017) for Ithaca Montessori School, a fantastic non-profit early childhood education school. Jaron enjoys listening to new music, finding the funny in every situation, and reading just about everything.
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