2011 Mass Media Fellow lands at Voice of America

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[1] Although on track to earn her Ph.D. in atmospheric physics next year, Dione Lee Rossiter is looking forward to a different sort of science career than the often-sought-after academic or research position. Her calling, she says, is science outreach, advocacy, and communication. Her eyes flash and her smile widens when she talks about illuminating science, making it feel relevant, credible, and important and rendering it understandable to the many people who often find science just the opposite. “If people just understood science on a little bit higher level, they could start making more informed decisions. That's one of my passions—seeing that people are as excited as I am,” she says.

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