John “Jack” Herring of the Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks, has been selected by the Committee on Public Affairs (COPA) as the 1996–1997 AGU Congressional Science Fellow. Herring was selected at the AGU Spring Meeting in Baltimore after he and four others completed interviews with COPA. The original field of 19 applicants was the largest in recent history.
Herring received his B.A. in chemistry from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, in 1989, and his Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences from the University of Washington in 1994. For the past year, Herring has held a postdoctoral research position at the Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska. He is the primary author of three peer-reviewed papers and coauthor of seven other papers, several of which have been published in the Journal of Geophysical Research.