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Yael-Natalie Escobar

It is becoming increasingly apparent that science is a major component of many issues, topics, and decisions with which Congress must grapple. The American Physiological Society (APS) sponsors an early career advocacy fellowship to engage researchers in “advocacy activities and provide them with skills to become long-term advocates for scientific research.” Yael-Natalie Escobar, who received her PhD from CiTEM in December, is a recipient of the APS Early Career Advocacy Fellowship which will enable her to work with the APS Science Policy Committee on specific projects, such as drafting policy memos related to current legislation and meeting with Members of Congress. The APS early career advocacy fellowship will provide Yael with the unique opportunity to gain experience in the legislative and political processes as it pertains to topics such as climate change or pollution, as well as enhance her communication skills with policy makers.