Brittany West Marsden is one of five ESA 2014 Graduate Student Policy Award (GSPA) winners. A Ph.D. student at the University of Maryland, she studies submerged aquatic vegetation in the Atlantic. In the podcast, Brittany discusses her research as well as her meetings with policymakers on Capitol Hill. She also elaborates on the need for sustained federal investment in programs and initiatives that support careers in science.
For more on the importance of these programs, see the accompanying post on ESA’s blog, EcoTone.
This is the second in a series of episodes featuring graduate students recognized by ESA in 2014 for their work at the interface of science and society. For more information on the GSPA, click here.