Dahlia Sokolov is the Democratic Staff Director for the Research & Technology Subcommittee of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. In this role, Dahlia advises Committee Members on oversight and legislative issues regarding the National Science Foundation; the National Institute of Standards and Technology; interagency R&D initiatives, including the national nanotechnology and information technology programs; STEM education across the federal government; international S&T cooperation; federal policies for university research; all matters relating to competitiveness, technology, standards, and innovation; and R&D at the Departments of Transportation and Homeland Security. During her first two years with the Committee, Dahlia worked on energy issues, including nuclear energy R&D.
Dahlia joined the committee staff as an American Institute of Physics Congressional fellow in 2004 and joined the professional staff in 2005. She previously served under the leadership of former Chairmen Boehlert and Gordon, and is now serving under the leadership of Ranking Member Eddie Bernice Johnson. Before coming to Congress, Dahlia completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the National Cancer Institute. She has a Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of Washington and a B.S. in Engineering Physics from the University of California at Berkeley.