FYI Team

AIP’s FYI team tracks developments in Washington, D.C. and advocates for funding and the development of sound public policy to advance the physical sciences. FYI is an authoritative news and resource center for federal science policy, with a focus on the physical sciences.

headshot of Mitch Ambrose
Science Policy Analyst
mambrose [at]
+1 301-209-3095

Mitch is a writer and analyst for FYI and is responsible for updating FYI’s Federal Science Budget Tracker and Federal Science Leadership Tracker. Prior to joining AIP, Mitch was a fellow at the Science and Technology Policy Institute and interned with the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. He received a B.S. in physics from the University of Minnesota.

Director, Science Policy
mhenry [at]
+1 301-209-3094

Mike manages FYI and its growing suite of science policy news and information products, and chairs the Physical Sciences Education Policy Coalition (PSEPC) on behalf of AIP’s Member Societies. Before coming to AIP, Mike was government relations manager for the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research and a legislative aide for Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland. He has a M.S. in Environmental Studies, with a certificate in Science and Technology Policy, from the University of Colorado, Boulder and a B.A. in Political Science from Williams College.

headshot of Will Thomas
Science Policy Analyst
wthomas [at]
+1 301-209-3097

Will earned his B.A. in History from Northwestern University, with a minor in physics, and received a Ph.D. from Harvard University in the History of Science. He then held a postdoc position with the AIP Center for History of Physics and was a Junior Research Fellow at Imperial College London, working on the intersections between science and policy. His book, Rational Action The Sciences of Policy in Britain and America, 1940-1960, was published by MIT Press in 2015.

Science Policy Analyst
awolfe [at]
+1 301-209-3180

Alexis is a science policy analyst and writer for FYI and is currently working on expanding FYI’s multimedia portfolio. Prior to joining AIP, she was an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Fellow and NOAA Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy, focusing on science communication. Alexis has a Masters’ of Marine Policy from the University of Delaware and a B.A. in Environmental Science and Policy from the University of Florida.