Amanda Hallberg Greenwell is head of the National Science Foundation’s Office of Legislative and Public Affairs. She leads a team that communicates about NSF’s mission to a diverse range of audiences including Congress, the news media, state and local governments, other federal agencies, and the research and education communities. Prior to joining NSF, she was director of the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. She previously served on the staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and on the Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and the Coast Guard, where she advised Congressional members on domestic and international fisheries, marine mammals, coral reefs, aquaculture, seafood safety and the U.S. Coast Guard. Originally from Nebraska, she earned her B.S. in marine biology from Hawaii Pacific University and has completed Harvard’s Senior Managers in Government Program.