What is a career in science policy and how can a Ph.D. help you get there? Join Dr. Gifford Wong (Ph.D. A&S ’15) for lunch at DCAL to hear about his path from Dartmouth Ph.D. to science policy and communication expert.
Please register: https://libcal.dartmouth.edu/event/6389281
Bio: Dr. Gifford Wong is a Research Staff Member at IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute, a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) chartered by Congress to support the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). Previously, Dr. Wong served as a climate and environment adviser to Senator Sheldon Whitehouse through a Congressional Science Fellowship. Dr. Wong also served as a Foreign Affairs Officer in the Office of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs at the U.S. Department of State through a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship, where his portfolio included oceans management, maritime security, Polar issues, energy, public health, domestic and investment-driven environmental change (e.g., Belt and Road Initiative), wildlife trafficking, and space.
Dr. Wong holds a Ph.D. in Earth sciences (glaciology) from Dartmouth College, an Honours in Antarctic Studies from the University of Tasmania at Hobart, and a BA in Asian American Studies from the University of California at Berkeley. While at Dartmouth, Dr. Wong co-developed and taught “Communicating Science,” an outcome of Dartmouth’s partnership with Stony Brook University’s Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. He continues to teach science communication to scientists using improvisational theatre activities and principles.