Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Obama Nominates Sherburne Abbot as Science Advisor

President Barack Obama has nominated Sherburne "Shere" Abbott to be Associate Director of Environment, Office of Science and Technology Policy. Abbott is a faculty member of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin and serves as the Director of the Center for Science and Practice of Sustainability in the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost. Previously she served as Chief International Officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the largest general science organization in the world, where she was responsible for the International Office, and where she established and directed the Center for Science, Innovation and Sustainable Development.

She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in biology from Goucher College and her Master’s Degree in environmental science and natural resource policy from Yale University. (The White House, Austin Business Journal)

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