Ish Amarreh is a computational neuroscientist with training in developmental neuroscience. While at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ish researched the effects of epilepsy seizures on children’s brains. .Ish developed new methods to analyze neuroimaging data for this research. In addition to neuroscience, Ish got a master in public affairs in order to learn how public policy is shaped in the US. Currently Ish is a AAAS science and policy fellow working in the office of the director of the national institute on Drug Abuse(NIDA). At NIDA Ish works on planning and managing trans-NIH initiatives, including the Collaborative Research on Addiction at NIH (CRAN) and Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) and in planning and spearheading large longitudinal studies, such as the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study. Ish is avid sports fan and enjoys playing soccer and running.