Andrea Simpson Varea, M.A.

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Coordination and Logistics Specialist
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Office of Neuroscience Communications & Engagement (ONCE)
Scientific and Public Engagement
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Andrea Simpson Varea currently works in the Scientific and Public Engagement Branch in the Office of Neuroscience Communications and Engagement (ONCE) implementing standard operating procedures and programmatic content decisions for meetings, workshops, and scientific conferences such as the Brain Attack Coalition Symposium on Inequities in Access and Disparities in Acute Stroke Delivery, the annual BRAIN Initiative Meeting, and the annual Nonprofit Forum. She contributes to outreach and scientific education programs to inspire the next generation of neuroscientists and coordinates content for the BRAIN Initiative and NINDS exhibits at various scientific conferences. Within NINDS, she actively participates on the CORE IDEALS trans-NINDS workforce committee to promote a positive and productive work environment and workforce culture with a sense of community including town halls, engagement events, and NINDS community conversations.