Caitlin McDonough MacKenzie is one of four ESA 2013 Graduate Student Policy Award (GSPA) winners. A Ph.D. student at Boston University, she studies the effects of climate change on plants in Acadia National Park in Maine. In the podcast, Caitlin discusses her meetings with policymakers on Capitol Hill and elaborates on the impact budget sequestration has had on her research.
For more on sequestration and its impact on national parks, see the accompanying post on ESA’s blog, EcoTone.
This is the first in a series of four episodes featuring graduate students recognized by ESA in 2013 for their work at the interface of science and society. For more information on the GSPA, click here.