Franklin Carrero Martinez
2012-13 Roger Revelle Fellow at the State Department
2013-14 Executive Branch Fellow at the State Department
Hard at work today in the Office of International Science and Engineering at the National Science Foundation (NSF), Franklin supports NSF’s diplomatic and representational obligations and President Obama’s BRAIN Initiative, and engages in advocacy work for the next generation of scientists and engineers.
When he was a biology professor, he found himself looking for more. He wanted to use his scientific knowledge to have a meaningful impact on a global level. This led him to serve in a joint fellowship year assignment to the Office of the Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State (STAS) and the International Development, Security and Cooperation division of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. During that year, he was sent to the U.S. Embassy in Mexico where he contributed to capacity building and developing channels of communications with countries where diplomatic relations have traditionally been difficult.
For mid-career professionals, he says the Revelle Fellowship in Global Stewardship is “an excellent opportunity to re-invent, re-launch, or re-energize” a career. “My experience allowed me to explore a career path that otherwise I would have not been able to access.”