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Imagine … You have the opportunity to expand your skills...

During my fellowship, I developed technical skills in probabilistic exposure modeling doing critical analysis of the pesticide cumulative risk assessment model. My colleague and I deconstructed the dietary exposure module of the cumulative model and ran sensitivity analyses on its components.

Like Mr. Smith in the fabled Hollywood movie...

In a nutshell, my job was to keep abreast of these legislative issues and advise the Congressman on upcoming legislative votes and whether to sponsor legislation or sign issue-oriented letters.

Despite the prevalent misconception that the U.S. is not addressing climate change...

As a AAAS Diplomacy Fellow for the U.S. Department of State in the Office of Global Change, I had a prime opportunity to exercise my technical background and my policy experience. My tasks ran the gamut from representing the U.S. in multilateral negotiations to the not so glamorous conversion of electronic file formats for my boss.

With 12 National Labs, 10 regional offices, 18,000 employees...

My position as a AAAS Fellow gave EPA the added staff resources to participate in the Open GIS Consortium (OGC), a global group of government, industry, and academic members, which had been working separately to address some of these challenges.

I initially balked at writing an essay...

My experience at NIAAA has run the gamut from organizing a workshop on the potential for proteomics in alcohol research to meetings with the Surgeon General on drinking prevention in youth ages nine to 15.

I had long felt that I was a science heretic...

During the AAAS Fellows orientation, I spent time with 100 other scientists and engineers who were also intrigued by the intersection of science and policy. I became convinced that I wasn’t a heretic, but that it had just taken some time to find the right sect for me.

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