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In Time at USAID, AAAS Fellow Gained
Programmatic Experience, Chance for Travel
Christine M. Johnson, currently a natural resources and environment advisor for U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), was hired into that position after serving for two years as a AAAS Diplomacy Fellow in that agency. Johnson, who received a PhD in biogeochemistry at the University of Pennsylvania, writes about her experiences at the Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and her efforts to advance environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable forest management, as well as her travels to the LAC region, in Fellowship Focus, a newsletter about AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships.
Since 1980, more than 350 Diplomacy Fellows have worked with the makers and implementers of policy in the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the National Institutes of Health's Fogarty International Center, where they provide scientific and technical expertise on a wide range of foreign policy issues and development programs while learning how government works.
2 July 2003