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STPF August Live Chat 2023: Career Exploration & Professional Development Opportunities for Fellows

2023 August Live Chat


Join the AAAS S&T Policy Fellowships (STPF) on August 22 at 1 p.m. ET for “Career Exploration & Professional Opportunities for Fellows.” Learn how fellows used the fellowship to explore career paths they had not previously considered. Find out how they leveraged their experiences, grew their skill sets, and expanded their networks during the fellowship. This is the third of a five-part live chat series from June through October. View the full chat schedule and register for upcoming events  here.



Recruitment Director Mehrab Sarwar in action at a conference.

Mehrab Sarwar, Recruitment Director




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Dale Oliver, 2022-23 Executive Branch Fellow, National Science Foundation. 

At the National Science Foundation, Dale supports the monitoring and evaluation of the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education Program for Hispanic Serving Institutions.  After serving as Dean of the College of Natural Resources and Sciences, he is on leave from his faculty position in the Department of Mathematics at Cal Poly Humboldt in far Northwest California, where his 30+ year career has included teaching and scholarly activities related to the mathematical preparation of teachers and to improving STEM education for all. 

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Nathan Dadap, 2022-23 American Geophysical Union Congressional Science & Engineering Fellow, Office of Senator Jon Ossoff.  

Nathan is an AGU/AAAS Congressional Science Fellow working for Senator Jon Ossoff. He has a PhD in Earth System Science from Stanford University, where he studied hydrologic change and wildfire risk. Previously, Nathan worked on hazardous waste issues at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 

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Kenna Rewcastle, 2022-23 Executive Branch Fellow, Environmental Protection Agency.

Kenna is an ecosystem ecologist who has studied the impact of climate change on soil carbon and nutrient fluxes in a global network of climate change experiments distributed across ten different mountain ranges, from Greenland to Argentina. Her research links the ecological effects of climate change to the consequences of a warmer world for the ecosystem services supplied by working lands. As a AAAS S&T Policy Fellow, Kenna has supported the quantification of greenhouse gas emissions from the agriculture, forestry, and land use sectors. She has also led engagements with developing countries such as Vietnam, Costa Rica, El Salvador, and South Africa under the EPA’s Transparency Accelerator to support other countries in the development and improvement of their own GHG inventory systems. 


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