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2017-2018 AGI Fisher Fellow Mary Schultz

After graduating magna cum laude with Honors in Geology from Bryn Mawr College (Philadelphia, PA), Mary Schultz is receiving her Ph.D. in Geological Sciences from Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ. Mary’s doctoral research focuses on understanding the past 20 million-year climatic and tectonic evolution of the Mount Everest region in the central Himalayan Mountains using a combination of fieldwork, thermochronological dating of minerals, and numerical modeling methods. With an avid passion for public engagement and teaching, she has participated in various science outreach events offered at Arizona State University and recently embraced the opportunity to co-teach an introductory geology course for high school students in the Phoenix area. Mary is thrilled to have been selected as the 2017-2018 William L. Fisher Congressional Geoscience Fellow and very much looks forward to bridging her skills as a geoscientist and communicator to the realm of policy.  


AGI Selects 2017-2018 William L. Fisher Congressional Geoscience Fellow

The American Geosciences Institute congratulates Mary Schultz on her recent selection as the 2017-2018 William L. Fisher Congressional Geoscience Fellow. Schultz will begin her Fellowship in Washington, D.C., on September 1, 2017, after receiving her Ph.D. in Geological Sciences from Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz., on June 14, 2017.

Past AGI Fellow Gifford Wong shares experience at upcoming science storytelling event

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Looking for science storytelling in DC? Free next Thursday night? The Story Collider is hosting a storytelling event featuring our 2015-16 Fisher Congressional Fellow Gifford Wong! Wong received his Ph.D. in Earth Sciences from Dartmouth College, and he now works for the U.S. State Department as a Science & Technology Policy Fellow for the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Click here to learn more about this event or see the event information copied below:

Exploring a new Career Pathway in the #Geosciences - Science Politician

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The American Geophysical Union (AGU) explores a potential new career pathway for geoscientists - the Science Politician. Author Shane Hanlon argues the time and the markets are right for graduate and Ph.D.-level scientists to pursue a career in politics. To get potential scientists started there are links to organizations trying to get scientists elected to office.

William L. Fisher Congressional Geoscience Policy Fellowship

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Spend 12 months in Washington, DC, working as a staff member in the office of a member of Congress or on a congressional committee. The William L. Fisher Congressional Geoscience Fellowship is a unique opportunity to gain first-hand experience in the legislative process and to make practical contributions to the effective and timely use of geoscience information on issues relating to the environment, resources, natural hazards, and federal science policy.

2016-2017 AGI Fisher Fellow Emma Locatelli

Emma Locatelli is a geoscientist with expertise in paleontology, specifically fossil preservation. She earned her B.A. in Geology and Music from Macalester College (St. Paul, MN) and her Ph.D. in Paleontology from Yale University (New Haven, CT). Her doctoral research integrated biology, chemistry, and geology and examined the roles of microbial decay and early mineralization in leaf fossilization and their impact on the fossil record. Emma is passionate about education, outreach, and service, and balanced her research program with commitments to teaching, presenting science to the public, and working with scientific societies and lawmakers to advocate for science. Her experiences during graduate school bolstered her long-standing interest in the intersection of science, policy, and the public, and she is excited to enter the realm of science policy as a Congressional Geoscience Fellow.

AGI Lunches with the 2015-2016 Congressional Geoscience Fellow

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Today was a real treat! AGI had the pleasure of enjoying lunch with this year's William L. Fisher Congressional Geoscience Fellow, Dr. Gifford Wong. Today he shared his experiences as a geoscientist in the office of Senator Sheldon Whitehouse. For more information on the fellowship go to: http://bit.ly/2bwecwT



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