Austin Brown, 2008-10 Executive Branch Fellow at USAID, is heading to California to start his new position as executive director of the UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, the Environment, and the Economy. He will engage with policymakers and researchers to improve the links between science, credible analysis and decision making.
Katherine Himes, 2011-13 DSD Fellow at USAID, wrote an article that was published by The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS). The article is on the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) Science program, an initiative of USAID and NSF that addresses global development challenges through collaborative research partnerships. PEER directly funds local investigators who are working with U.S. scientists also getting U.S. federal funding. Click here to read the article.
2011-12 AMS Legislative Branch Fellow Richard Yamada is the new deputy assistant administrator for the Office of Research and Development at the Environmental Protection Agency. In his role, Richard will advise Administrator Pruitt and EPA leadership on science, research and development issues.