Public Policy and Government Careers for Scientists
Are you interested in tackling complex, multi-faceted problems at the interface between science and policy?
A career in policy-making and public service offers the opportunity to be the conduit between the worlds of science and policy. To learn more about what a career in public policy and government involves, join us for an interactive session with Erika Bustamante, Director of State Government Relations at Stanford University, and Rebecca Newhouse, Environmental Scientist at the US EPA.
Erika Bustamante manages the activities and relationships with state governmental bodies related to regulatory and legislative issues impacting Stanfords mission. Previous to joining Stanford, Bustamante worked as the Legislative Director for Assembly Member Luis Alejo. She is also a former California Science and Technology Policy Fellow. Bustamante holds a BS in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology from UCLA and a Ph.D. in Developmental Biology form Stanford University.
Rebecca Newhouse is an Environmental Scientist in the Air Division at US EPA, Region 9. Before joining the EPA, Rebecca worked as a committee consultant for the California State Senate Environmental Quality Committee. Prior to working for the State Legislature, she was a 2011/12 Science and Technology Policy Fellow with the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST). Rebecca has a PhD from UC Santa Cruz in chemistry and a bachelors degree in biochemistry from Western Washington University in Bellingham.
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