Daniel Pomeroy is the Managing Director and Senior Policy Advisor of MIT's Policy Lab at the Center for International Studies (PL@CIS). The PL@CIS works with faculty and researchers at MIT to ensure that policy-relevant research makes its way into the hands of appropriate policymakers. He came to MIT in 2014 to help launch and now run this program. Dr. Pomeroy serves on the external advisory board and steering committees of a number of programs designed to increase civic engagement and expand career opportunities of scientists. These include Harvard Medical School's Scientific Citizenship Initiative (SCI), Boston University’s Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) program, and the Engaging Scientists & Engineers in Policy (ESEP) Coalition.
Prior to working at MIT, Dr. Pomeroy received his Ph.D. in physics from Brandeis University in 2012 studying high energy physics as part of the ATLAS experiment at CERN. He then served as a post-doctoral fellow at the National Academy of Sciences and as a AAAS Science and Technology Policy fellow in the office of Senator Edward J. Markey. He also has extensive experience in grassroots political organizing, running volunteer LGBT rights campaigns, as well as professionally directing field offices during the 2008 elections.