Allison Campbell

Associate Laboratory Director for Coastal and Marine Science Strategy, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Allison Campbell is an Associate Laboratory Director at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Washington. She has spent her entire career at PNNL, starting as a postdoctoral fellow in 1990. During the past 30 years she has conducted research on biomineralization and biomaterials, managed several PNNL research organizations, and led numerous large procurement efforts, including $60 million in Recovery Act funding and the building of the world’s highest field FTICR mass spectrometer.

In 2016, Dr. Campbell was elected President-elect of the American Chemical Society (ACS). She served as ACS president in 2017 and immediate past-president in 2018. She also served on the ACS Board of Directors during that time. Her presidential priorities focused on science advocacy and literacy. She is a member of the Washington State Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Campbell earned her PhD in physical chemistry from State University of New York at Buffalo and a BA in chemistry from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania.

There are many issues and opportunities facing Washington State where the WSAS can and should have broad impact. If elected, I will bring by ACS experience in science advocacy to the organization and help expand WSAS’s reach and impact within the Washington State legislature. Additionally, I will work to focus on the critical steps needed to continue building WSAS into a strong and sought-after voice of science within our state.