Cleo Chou is one of four 2015 ESA Graduate Student Policy Award (GSPA) winners. A Ph.D. student at Princeton University, she studies carbon and nutrient cycling in tropical rainforests. In the podcast, Cleo discusses her research as well as her meetings with policymakers on Capitol Hill. She also touches on the benefits of ecologists communicating their research with policymakers.
For more on the importance of policy engagement see the accompanying post on ESA’s blog, EcoTone.
This is the first 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.