the U.S. Senate. Prior to her Ph.D. work, she received an M.S. in geology from Vanderbilt University in 1999 and was a research associate in physical oceanography at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.


Nicholas D. Rogers is a financial and research associate with the Board on Earth Sciences and Resources at The National Academies. He received a B.A. in history, with a focus on the history of science and early American history, from Western Connecticut State University in 2004. Mr. Rogers began working for the National Academies in 2006 and has primarily supported the Board on Earth Sciences and Resources on earth resource issues and the board’s interdisciplinary projects.



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