Eliana Perlmutter is a key member of the Lewis-Burke advocacy team. She uses her background in science, technology, and government, paired with a passion for clear communication and creative problem-solving, to cover a portfolio that spans topics such as environmental science, energy, and space. She has in-depth knowledge about science programs at the Department of Interior (DOI), research and education opportunities at the National Science Foundation (NSF), and works with clients on STEM programs spanning the government’s research agencies. Eliana actively engages with coalitions on behalf of clients to advocate growing funding to support federal science agencies.
Issue Expertise: Environmental sciences research, STEM education, energy, space, engineering, math, and computational science.
Additional Experience: Always captivated by both science and politics, Eliana discovered her passion for the intersection of these areas as a Policy Intern for the American Geosciences Institute (AGI), where she tracked policies and legislation of importance to the geosciences community. She gained legislative experience as an intern in the offices of Massachusetts Congressmen Joseph P. Kennedy III and James P. McGovern and worked on environmental health research with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research. At Smith College she worked at the Spatial Analysis Lab using remote sensing to better understand natural hazards and coastal changes.
Vital Statistics: Eliana studied geosciences and engineering at Smith College, graduating magna cum laude. During a semester at University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, she focused her studies on hazards management and mitigation. A native of Massachusetts, Eliana gained business experience in the marketing and promotion offices of the Boston Red Sox. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring the outdoors and learning circus arts.