About Us

The Quider Group

The Quider Group (TQG) addresses your challenges in strategic science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) research development, policy, advocacy, and programming across the federal research enterprise and higher education community. TQG brings together the perspective of a scientist and higher education administrator with the savvy of an experienced federal policy and advocacy expert. TQG is a remote-first company based in the Washington, DC area.

Dr. Anna Quider


Founder and Principal

Dr. Anna Quider brings over 15 years of experience and award-winning leadership
spanning higher education, the federal government, and the nonprofit sector to helping clients define and achieve their strategic goals. As a former professional astrophysicist, Anna unites a systems-thinking, analytical approach with enthusiasm and creativity to support clients in co-creating unique solutions to their challenges and driving measurable results. She adeptly guides clients through complex issues and ambiguity, with particular strengths across the science, technology, innovation, and higher education sectors; federal government processes and engagement; program and process optimization; and stakeholder engagement. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are Anna’s foundational values and she utilizes a DEI lens for her engagements.

Anna’s accomplishments include being named on of 100 Top Lobbyists in 2022 by the National Institute for Lobbying and Ethics, two-time Superior Honor Awardee of the U.S. Department of State, former President of the Board of Directors of The Science Coalition (a 501c3 nonprofit), and Principal Investigator on a Hubble Space Telescope research project. She earned a Ph.D. in Astronomy from the University of Cambridge, where she studied as a Marshall Scholar and an NSF Graduate Research Fellow, as well as a B.S. in Physics and Astronomy and a B.A. with dual majors in Religious Studies and the History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

Anna is an educator at heart, and public speaking is a long-time passion of hers. She has developed and delivered hundreds of presentations, workshops, and trainings for 10 to 800+ attendees ranging from government and university leaders to preK through college students and the general public. Venues include international conferences, universities, science & higher education associations, preK-12 schools, bars, churches, a U.S. embassy, and Smithsonian Associates (the education arm of the Smithsonian Institution). Topics include science, technology, and innovation policy, higher education, communication skills, advocacy, government processes, astronomy, careers, and more.

Anna’s leadership includes service on a number of nonprofit and advisory boards:


Dr. Kate Stoll, AAAS

I’ve known Anna for over ten years. She is one of the most intelligent, strategic, and effective people I know. Anna excels at connecting people and ideas across sectors and disciplines, and she is driven by her passion to use science and education to solve problems and improve lives.

Dr. Rukmani V., Commercialization Advisor at a Federal Research Agency

Anna is one of the best, if not THE very best policy advocate I’ve ever met. When Anna speaks, everyone listens, and follows through. Her influence has spanned multiple Congressional offices and committees and almost every major science and technology federal funding agency.

Dr. Johanna Teske, Carnegie Institution for Science

I cannot recommend working with Anna highly enough. Anna gave an outstanding presentation that covered the ins and outs of science policy, her career path, and opportunities to get involved in policy that were relevant to STEM students. After Anna’s talk, one of the interns said Anna had just completely opened up her eyes to what she thinks will be her career, and that she would not have recognized this without Anna’s help.