A University of Montana graduate from Darby will be working with the National Institutes of Health for the next year in trying to speed up scientific discoveries to the marketplace and the general public. She has a Science and Technology Policy fellowship from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Genevieve Lind will work at the NIH's National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, beginning next month. Lind said, in a UM news release, that she'll be helping "develop real solutions to problems that scientists face in getting their discoveries out into the world." She will also be in a professional development program dealing with policy, leadership and communications.

Lind, after graduating with a Communications degree, returned to UM to earn a Ph.D in neuroscience. She has published two articles on pharmacology and neuroscience in peer-reviewed journals, according to Laure Pengelly Drake at UM. Pengelly Drake said, "Her strong curiosity, drive and service ethic complement her strong neuroscience and communication academic foundation."

Lind also organized ComSciCon-Rocky Mountain West in 2017, a competitive program for graduate student leaders in science communication and is co-founder of 500 Women-Scientists-Missoula. Lind said, "The AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship gives scientists a chance to dive into hands-on work in policymaking. I am excited to see where this opportunity takes me."