Animal sciences graduate student advocates for science funding in D.C.

Folagbayi Arowolo, a research assistant in the Department of Animal Sciences, was part of a recent envoy of young scientists who traveled to Capitol Hill and urged lawmakers to continue funding scientific research.

Arowolo and 18 others were selected by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) and given the chance to meet with members of Congress and their staff to show them the work they’re doing.

Arowolo met with U.S. Sens. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisc., and Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., as well as U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wisc.

“After the recent election, I have been mobilized to engage with elected officials because I believe that we are in a critical period where science policy deserves a significant amount of attention from community leaders, policymakers and nonscientists,” Arowolo said.

Read more about the trip here.