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Professor Ahna Skop advocates for science in Washington D.C.

Last week, Genetics and Life Sciences Communication professor Ahna Skop traveled to Washington D.C. to talk with Congress and White House staff on behalf of the Genetics Society of America. She met with the offices of Senator Ron Johnson, Senator Tammy Baldwin and Representative Mark Pocan to advocate for National Science Foundation funding and model organism research. She was also invited to present a poster about her NSF-funded research at the 22nd annual Coalition for Nation Science Funding Exhibition, where she met with Russ Holt of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, France Cordova of the NSF and many supporting agencies. On her way back to Madison, Skop had the honor of meeting Russ Feingold and talked with him about scientific funding.

Read more about Skop’s trip in this story from the Genetics Society of America.

Ahna Skop visits Tammy Baldwin
Skop meets with the offices of Senator Tammy Baldwin.
Ahna poster
Skop presents a poster about her NSF-funded research.
Skop explains her work to Rush Holt, CEO of AAAS and a former New Jersey Congressman.