Jakob Lindaas named 2020-21 AGI Fisher Congressional Fellow
The American Geosciences Institute has chosen Ph.D. candidate Jakob Lindaas as a William L. Fisher Congressional Geoscience Fellow. Fisher Fellows spend a year in Washington, D.C., working as a staff member in the office of a member of Congress or with a congressional committee.
Lindaas, who studies atmospheric chemistry and air quality with Associate Professor Emily Fischer, is passionate about supporting geoscientists’ engagement in public policy decisions.
“Finding equitable and efficient solutions to many of our most pressing problems, whether it’s a global pandemic or climate change, not only relies on including rigorous science but benefits from having scientists from many different fields at the decision-making table,” Lindaas said in an AGI news release. “I am looking forward to learning more about how and when geoscientists in particular can be involved in federal policy during this next year as a Fisher Congressional Fellow.”
Photo at top: Jakob Lindaas was an American Meteorological Society Observing Delegate in November 2017 at the UN COP23 international climate negotiations.