Dr. Courtney Wallin is a Health Science Policy Analyst in the Office of Legislation, Policy, & International Activities (OLPIA) at the National Institute on Aging (NIA). In this role, she represents the Institute as a liaison to a variety of stakeholders, including Congress, advocacy groups, and research organizations. Dr. Wallin previously served as an NIA Presidential Management Fellow and gained invaluable federal experience through detail opportunities within the NIA (in OLPIA and the NIA Division of Behavioral & Social Research) and outside the NIA (the NIH All of Us Research Program and the Global Health Bureau at the US Agency for International Development). Prior to joining the NIA, Dr. Wallin obtained her Ph.D. in Psychology-Cognitive Neuroscience from the George Washington University, with her dissertation on “The Effects of Aging on Judgments of Egocentric Distance.” Also, while pursuing her Ph.D., she served as an Occupational Trainee at the University of Wollongong in Australia, where she established a new international laboratory to investigate age-related differences in eye-movement patterns during distance judgments. Dr. Wallin earned her Bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Psychology from Providence College.