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Laws, Regulations, and Executive Action: The role of Science Policy and Governance

November 29, 2016, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location Center for Environmental and Life Sciences - 120
Posted InCollege of Science and Mathematics

About Dr. Kelly Kryc

Dr. Kelly Kryc is an energy and environment policy professional with expertise in energy, water, ocean, and climate policy. She has experience working on domestic and international policy issues at the White House, the Department of the Interior, the Department of State, and the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Prior to working in the public sector, Kelly was a scientific program manager for the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Kelly has a B.A. in geology and marine science from Middlebury College  an M.S. in oceanography the University of Rhode Island, and a Ph.D. in earth science from Boston University. 

About the Seminar

The range of energy and environment issues that the U.S. Federal Government presides over requires extensive data and information to inform responsible decision-making on behalf of the American public and this country’s natural resources. This seminar will use real-world case-studies to describe how science is used to make policy through laws, regulations, and executive action -- Legislative Case Study: The Helium Stewardship Act. Regulatory Case Study: U.S. Fisheries. Executive Action Case Study: Long-term drought resilience in the United States. Come prepared to have an active dialogue and debate the many sides of the policy-making equation! In addition, Kelly is happy to share her experience as a scientist who pursued a non-academic career.