Miriam Quintal enhances the scope of Lewis-Burke services with her scientific training and sharp intellect. Ms. Quintal’s diverse portfolio includes computational science, materials research, astronomy, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and environment. Ms. Quintal uses her understanding of both science and federal policymaking to develop strategies and advise clients, as well as advance their policy goals. She also tracks important public policy developments and provides analysis on federal agency initiatives and legislative action in Congress to keep clients well-informed on their areas of interest.
Before joining Lewis-Burke in 2009, Ms. Quintal gained policy experience as a Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Fellow with the Board on Science Education at the National Academy of Sciences. At the Academies she contributed to several projects, including a review of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s education programs and a study of gaming and simulations for science education.
Ms. Quintal holds a Masters in organic chemistry from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts with highest honors in chemistry from Smith College. She has been a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and a Fulbright Fellow.