Based in Boise, the McClure Center director conducts and oversees nonpartisan, science-based, public policy research that seeks to inform public policy dialogue and engage students in learning about public policy.
Himes is now a special advisor and adjunct faculty member at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., where she teaches in the Master of Public Administration program and leads a college-wide strategic initiative on entrepreneurship. She also is a Foreign Policy Interrupted fellow focused on authoring international science policy pieces.
Himes’ public service career began in the Provost’s Office at the University of Minnesota. She has a doctorate and bachelor’s in neuroscience from the University of Minnesota, as well as an MBA in entrepreneurship from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has a strong commitment to public service and has served as an American Association for the Advancement of Science, Science and Technology Policy fellow and Regional Science & Technology advisor at the U.S. Agency for International Development to support U.S. foreign policy broadly.