AIP FYI Science Policy Communications Intern
American Institute of Physics
Worsening climate change has manifested in increasingly frequent and intense natural disasters, while outdated immigration laws have dissuaded talented scientists from settling in the U.S. While my work at FYI is varied and spans the collection and analysis of data to writing short blurbs for the weekly newsletter, my underlying focus has remained on how policy can best mitigate the negative effects of science-related issues facing the federal government. I will discuss the importance of current funding gaps in three distinct areas of science policy, as well as how policymakers are attempting to remediate those gaps. The presentation will focus on NOAA’s efforts to improve ocean mapping, the House Science Committee's work to improve satellite technology for monitoring wildfires, and the House Judiciary's push to reform immigration laws that affect workers in STEM. "
I am a rising junior at Davidson College, where I am pursuing a physics and political science double major. Outside of class, I have enjoyed serving on the Student Government Association's Academics Committee and Educational Policy Committee. I hope to pursue a graduate degree and eventually a career in science policy work, and I look forward to learning more about the nuances of policy development this summer at AIP FYI.
I grew up in Danbury, CT, which was once the hat making capital of the United States and is now home to one of the coolest railway museums on the East Coast. In my free time, I enjoy trail running with my Mom and our two pugs, Ralphie and Lisle.