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Marlise Schneider

Marlise Schneider

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Marlise Schneider is a visiting research fellow with the Program for Science, Technology, and Society at the Harvard Kennedy School. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Science Technology Studies at the Department of Science, Technology and Society at the Technical University of Munich. As part of the Regional Innovation Cultures team, Marlise studies regional innovation policy, with a focus on struggling and left behind areas. Her current research explores semiconductor R&D as regional development policy in both the United States and Europe. She is interested in understanding how the socio-technical imaginaries of policymakers and community members align- or not – and how that impacts the future building of a region.

Marlise earned both an associate’s and bachelor’s degree in Advertising & Marketing Communications from the Fashion Institute of Technology. She holds an MS in Consumer Science from the Technical University of Munich, where was a Writing Fellow at the English Writing Center and Research Assistant at the Munich Center for Technology in Society. Her previous experience outside of academia includes work at the Clinton Global Initiative and on the Hillary for America campaign.

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