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Science Policy Fellow - Rachel Kirpes

Implementing Organization

The National Academies of Sciences and Engineering Gulf Research Program (NASEM GRP)


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Funding Organization

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – Gulf Research Program (NASEM - GRP)

Funding Program

NASEM Gulf Research Program Fellowships


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Education and Outreach

Targeted Resources

Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

Dr. Kirpes holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Michigan and B.S. degrees in chemistry and environmental science from Iowa State University. Her dissertation research used analytical and atmospheric chemistry to investigate ocean-atmosphere interactions and particulate chemistry in the changing Arctic, which took her to field sites in northern Alaska and on an icebreaker campaign to the North Pole. Dr. Kirpes gained a variety of experience in science communication and policy efforts during her graduate studies, including as a member of the 2018-2019 AGU Voices for Science cohort and as a science communications fellow with the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History.


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US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)

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