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Our Team

Our team currently consists of two passionate and dedicated individuals working to strengthen Michigan through science-informed policy.


Aaron Kurz, a Michigan native, is currently a Science and Technology Policy Fellow with the California Council on Science and Technology, where he has been placed in the California Assembly Transportation Committee. In this role, Aaron works as a committee consultant, bringing his scientific knowledge and research skills to bear on pending legislation in the committee. Aaron received both his BS and PhD from the University of Michigan where he studied Earth and Environmental Sciences. During his graduate studies, he also received a Graduate Certificate in Science, Technology, and Public Policy from the University of Michigan's Ford School of Public Policy.


Molly Kleinman serves as the managing director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy program. In this role, Molly oversees the day-to-day management and provides strategic direction for STPP. Molly brings over a 15 years of experience across several areas of higher education, with much of her work centering on educational technology, access to information, and intellectual property. Molly received her PhD in higher education policy from the University of Michigan Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education, her MS in information from the University of Michigan School of Information, and her BA in English and gender studies from Bryn Mawr College.

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