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Josh Trapani is an analyst and writer whose current role is Senior Analyst with the Science & Engineering Indicators Program of the National Center for Science & Engineering Statistics (NCSES) at the National Science Foundation (NSF). He previously served as Associate Vice President for Research & Policy Analysis at the Association of American Universities (AAU), where he led AAU’s data and analysis efforts across a range of research and higher education policy issues. Prior to joining AAU, Josh served as Staff Director of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Science for Policy Project. Josh first came to Washington, D.C. in as the American Geophysical Union’s 2005-06 Congressional Fellow, spending a year in the office of Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), then worked on the USDA Forest Service’s Policy Analysis staff as a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow. Josh is an experienced writer and editor who has co-written several major reports and produced concise briefing memos on technical topics for senior leaders in government and higher education. His peer-reviewed papers, essays, and book reviews have appeared in various venues, as has his fiction and humor writing. Josh received bachelor’s degrees from SUNY Binghamton and a doctorate from the University of Michigan.