T32 Trainee Postdoc Andrea R. Hindman has accepted a position as a Science Fellow with the Department of Defense, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense Acquisition and Sustainment, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, and Environment. This position is through the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s (AAAS) science and technology policy fellowship program. The primary focus of this DOD office is complying with environmental laws, planning to address emergent contaminants and managing chemical and material risks. She is excited for the opportunity to support her mentor in being proactive about emergent chemical identification and management; working alongside other federal interagency partners to support the development and risk management options for investment by DOD Program Analysts and promote DOD components to address chemical and material processes and practices.
Andrea was also selected for the Advancing Green Chemistry (AGC) Science communication fellowship for the 2019-2020 class of fellows. This is a program has run since 2010, sponsored through a partnership with Target and in collaboration with the Science Communication Network. The fellowship’s mission is to train future scientific leaders to interact with journalists and the public about rapidly evolving research addressing safer materials and a healthy future. She will be among a diverse class of fellows.
And finally, she was also recently selected as one of ten finalists selected to present a 5-min TED-style talk in San Fransisco, CA for the California Breast Cancer Research Programs (CBCRP) Global Challenge showcase and competition.
Congratulations on the new position and all of your great work, Andrea!