A year as Congressional Science Fellow


  • Anonymous


I have carried out many different types of activities while working as an Earth scientist over the last 20 years, but the past year was extremely different from those that preceded it. During most of my career I have engaged in investigative activities mandated at one level or another by Congressional edict. Often during my work I have pondered how well we, as scientists, communicate with decision makers (let alone with each other). Two years ago it seemed likely that I would be moving to Washington, D.C., and this provided me with the long-desired opportunity to compete for the American Geophysical Union Congressional Science Fellowship in order to learn about such communication first hand, as well as to learn about the legislative application of Earth science information.