Atmospheric Differences between the Lab Bench and Policy Desk

Virginia Cox, PhD
Career Paths
Science Policy
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When I began graduate school I had three summers of independent research, plus a senior research project under my belt. I knew which way the pipette turned and how to use it! In contrast, when I started a job in science policy, I knew that I couldn't wear jeans to work anymore, but beyond that: a mystery! Luckily, I began working in policy through a AAAS Diplomacy Fellowship. Before I began ...