FYI Team

FYI is an editorially independent science policy news service from the American Institute of Physics. FYI also maintains webpages that consolidate information about federal science budgets, legislation, and leaders.

Mitch AmbroseMitch Ambrose

Director of FYI

mambrose [at]
+1 301-209-3095

Mitch oversees the production of AIP’s science policy newsletters. He previously was a fellow at the Science and Technology Policy Institute and worked for the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. He received a B.S. in physics from the University of Minnesota.


Will ThomasWill Thomas

Senior 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.


Adria SchwarberAdria Schwarber

Science Policy Analyst

aschwarber [at]
+1 301-209-3083

Adria is a science policy analyst for FYI. She comes to AIP from the University of Maryland, College Park where she earned a Ph.D. in Atmospheric and Oceanic Science. She received a B.A. in chemistry and political science from the University of Louisville.


Andrea Peterson

Science Policy Reporter

apeterson [at]
+1 301-209-3066

Andrea Peterson is a science policy reporter for FYI. Previously, she was a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow in the Department of Energy’s Office of High Energy Physics. She holds a Ph.D. in theoretical particle physics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and an A.B. in Physics and Mathematics from Harvard University.