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Glittering Science Policy Career: A Conversation with Rosina Bierbaum

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From her interest in marine biology at an early age to holding key roles in government, academia and environmental advocacy, Rosina Bierbaum has dedicated her career to bridging the gap between scientific knowledge and governance. With expertise that spans climate science, foreign relations and international development, Bierbaum’s work has had a global impact. As the Former Acting Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy at the White House and Chair of the Scientific and Advisory Panel of the Global Environment Facility, she has played critical roles in shaping policy. Her commitment to sustainable development is evident in her leadership roles and board positions in various environmental organizations. Bierbaum has a remarkable ability to distill complex scientific data into digestible information for both the public and policymakers.

Bierbaum recently sat for an interview with the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) where she discussed her career, the experience of navigating a male-dominated field and the overarching mission of FAS: to provide science-based solutions to national and global security challenges, from nuclear weapons and biological threats to climate change.

Read the full interview here.

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