Natalie Hambalek is one of four 2015 ESA Graduate Student Policy Award (GSPA) winners. At Oregon State University, she conducts research into pesticides and infectious diseases that contribute to amphibian population declines. In the podcast, Natalie discusses her experience meeting with lawmakers in Washington, DC. She also discusses a number of federal and state programs and initiatives that help promote careers in science for traditionally underrepresented groups.
For more on programs that encourage diversity in science education, see the accompanying post on ESA’s blog, EcoTone.
This is the third in a series of episodes featuring graduate students recognized by ESA in 2015 for their work at the interface of science and society. For more information on the GSPA, click here.