PODCAST | From Tropical Jungles to the Arctic with Dr. Roberto Delgado

Author(s)

Chris Parsons

Dr. Roberto Delgado has a doctorate in biological anthropology from Duke University, where he researched the social behavior and calls of male orangutans. So how did he end up becoming program director for the Arctic Observing Network (AON) in the National Science Foundation's Office of Polar Programs – as far removed from the jungle of Borneo as one could imagine? Roberto talks about the journey his career took from great apes, to AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow (STPF), to the National Institutes of Health -- where he focused on resilience and well-being among Arctic, American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Finally, his career took him to the National Science Foundation's Office of Polar Programs where he co-leads the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee's (IARPC) Environmental Intelligence Collaboration Team and helps manage NSF's “Navigating the New Arctic” Big Idea. In this episode Dr. Delgado tells us about his journey from Ph.D. student to STPF fellow, to working in the Federal Government on pressing Arctic issues. 

Participants 

Roberto Delgado, Ph.D., Anthropologist; 2013-15 Executive Branch Fellow at the National Science Foundation (NSF); Program Director,  Arctic Observing Network, NSF

Host

Chris Parsons, Ph.D., Ocean conservation science; 2020-2021 Executive Branch Fellow at NSF; Twitter: @ecmparsons

Editor

Editor: Ashley Scarlett, Ph.D., Marine biologist and science communication specialist; Twitter: @DrScarlettSmash

Producer/Executive Producer

Chris Parsons, Ph.D., Ocean conservation science; 2020-2021 Executive Branch Fellow at NSF; Twitter: @ecmparsons

Image: Kate Ruck


Source URL: https://www.aaaspolicyfellowships.org/blog/podcast-tropical-jungles-arctic-dr-roberto-delgado

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