Naomi Ondrasek serves as a Sacramento-based policy advisor and senior researcher for the Learning Policy Institute. She previously worked on the California Assembly Education Committee, where she served as a California Council on Science and Technology science fellow. As a fellow, she reviewed, analyzed, amended, and drafted legislation covering a broad range of education policy issues, including child health, curriculum and instruction, college- and career-preparedness, and educational equity. She also staffed bills on STEM and special education for Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell. Ondrasek received a Ph.D. from the UC Berkeley Department of Integrative Biology and a B.S. with honors in Biology from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College.