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In Year at the EPA, AAAS Fellow Learned
To Navigate in Nation's Capital
Donna Riley, currently an assistant professor at Smith College in Northampton, MA, spent one year as a AAAS Science and Technology Fellow at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Riley, who received a PhD in engineering and public policy from Carnegie Mellon University, wrote about her experiences working in the agency's Superfund program and her efforts to influence the federal government's response to mercury contamination in the homes of Latino and Caribbean families.
Among the 10 scientists now serving as EPA/AAAS Environmental Fellows, there are engineers, ecologists, botanists, toxicologists, a biochemist, and a political scientist. Fellows work for one year on an array of projects relating to science, policy and the environment, including projects in risk assessment.
1 July 2002