Elaine Sedenberg is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Berkeley School of Information, where she is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellow and co-director of the Center for Technology, Society & Policy (CTSP). Her dissertation studies how private sector research practices and information sharing between industry and academics may shape the national R&D ecosystem. Previously, Elaine was a Science Policy Fellow at the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI) in Washington D.C., which is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center that supports the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), as well as the NSF and other agencies. She recently served (2014-2016) as Editor-in-Chief of the open access, student-run Journal of Science Policy and Governance (JSPG). Elaine holds a B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Texas at Austin where she graduated with highest honors and a Dean's Honored Graduate distinction.