As the leader of the Global Outreach Program, I recruit students, physicians and community partners who provide basic healthcare and education to people in Peru, Guatemala, Cuba and other places in need.
Feb. 27, 2019
It can be hard to figure out what voice scientists have during times with such uncertain funding and support from policymakers. That’s why students in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology took advantage of an amazing opportunity to participate in a science advocacy event in early February, during a visit organized by the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
“The most valuable part of this experience for me was learning more about how those of us choosing scientific careers outside of public policy can still be engaged in ensuring that our representatives support scientific funding and science-based policies,” said Johnson.
Both members of the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory, Brandon Rohnke and Aiko Turmo highlighted not only their interest in science, but the acknowledgement for the faculty and staff who helped put the Capitol Hill trip together.