Paul J. Schramm III

Paul has just completed his Masters degree in geoscience at Notre Dame, after getting his Bachelors degree at Kalamazoo College in his home state of Michigan. After the internship, Paul intends to pursue a degree in environmental health, where he can use his thesis work on metal-water interactions to deal with human health issues that intersect with geology. He is also a roller coaster enthusiast and world traveler, who has studied for one semester in Cairo and visited many other far flung locations.

Publications while at AGI: 
Schramm, P.J. Earth Science Education: Left Behind and Looking for Advocates, The Professional Geologist, Jan/Feb 2008.

Paul finished Graduate school in public health at Emory University. He is now a Public Health Scientist Presidential Management Fellow at the Coordinating Center for Environmental Health and Injury Prevention, one of the four coordinating centers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (8/09)

Rachel Bleshman

Rachel, sponsored by AGI and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation, has arrived for the furious finish of the 109th Congress, which will likely continue their work through the dark and cold days of December this year. Rachel graduated in May 2006 from Wesleyan University of Connecticut where she received a BA in Earth and Environmental Science. After four years of field trips and an exciting geological cross-country trip this summer, she is ready to experience how public policy and geoscience connect to affect our country.

See photo with 2007 AIPG/AGI Summer Interns.

After working for the House Energy and Commerce Committee, a DC law firm, and Vice President Joseph Biden, Rachel is now studying law at Tulane University. (07/11)

Jessica Rowland

Jessica Rowland earned her BS in geosciences and anthropology from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and is currently finishing a Master's degree in isotope geochemistry from the University of Arizona. Her research involves reconstructing broad-scale climatic and environmental variation in western Israel through the use of stable oxygen and carbon isotopes in fossil tooth enamel from archaeological sites. While at AGI, Jessica will be following legislation related to climate change, environmental policy and other issues.

Publications while at AGI: 
Rowland, J. Is Carbon Dioxide a Pollutant?, The Professional Geologist, Nov Issue 2006.

Jessica is working at the University of New Mexico on education and sustainability.

Carrie Donnelly

Carrie is a Master's student at the University of Washington where she conducts research on the uranium-series chemistry of lava from the ongoing eruption of Mt. St. Helens. During her stay in Washington, DC, Carrie will focus on science education policy, emergency management and other issues

Publications while at AGI: 
Donnelly, C. American Competitiveness: A Focal Point for Cooperation Between Industry and Academia, The Professional Geologist, Nov Issue 2006.


Jenny Fisher

Jenny earned her BS in planetary science from Caltech last June and will be returning to school next fall to begin graduate studies in atmospheric chemistry at Harvard. She has recently returned to the US after spending the past six months teaching in London. While at AGI, she will be following legislation related to American innovation and competitiveness, the FY07 budget,and the reponse to Hurricane Katrina, among other topics.

Jenny received her Ph.D. in Atmospheric Chemistry from Harvard University and is currently working there as a Postdoctoral Fellow(09/11)

Peter Douglas

Peter graduated with a bachelor of science degree in geology from Pomona College in Claremont, California in May. He spent the summer working as a Geological Society of America GeoCorps volunteer in Oregon.

In December of 2005 Peter went to Namibia to teach English, science, and math for a year. See his blog. (08/07)

Anne Smart

Anne joined the Government Affairs Program on May 31st as the second of this summer's AGI/AIPG Interns. She is a junior at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. While double-majoring in Environmental Studies and Public Administration, Anne has assessed energy conservation methods at her school for a Provost report and is currently working on a thesis focused on the peak oil crisis.As a resident of Bel Air, Maryland, Anne has previously interned in the district office of Representative Wayne T. Gilchrest. Another valuable addition to our staff, we are very happy to have her.

Publications while at AGI: 
Smart, A. Energy Policy Act Fails to Address Peak Oil, The Professional Geologist, Nov 2005.

Anne received her Master's in Energy and Environmental Policy from the University of Delaware, was a fellow in the Deleware State Senate Energy and Transit Committee, and is currently the Director of Energy and Environment Programs at Silicon Valley Leadership Group in California. (08/11)

Amanda Schneck

Amanda arrived at AGI on May 16th, a day after graduating from Susquehanna University, a small liberal arts college in central Pennsylvania. While at Susquehanna, she received a BS in Environmental Science with a minor in Mathematics. She has studied abroad in Australia, completing a semester at Melbourne University and a field camp at James Cook University, where she studied depositional processes related to Rainforest and Reef environments. Amanda's experiences this summer will hopefully guide her as she pursues a Master's in environmental policy from Bard College. While at Bard she will complete a 2+ year Master's project through the Peace Corps. We are very pleased to welcome Amanda to AGI for the summer.

Publications while at AGI: 
Schneck, A. The Future of the U. S. Geological Survey as the Agency Changes Directors, The Professional Geologist, Nov 2005.

Amanda is now a Project Manager at Coneco Geothermal Systems LLC. (8/09)


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