Hanna Leapaldt, the president of the Science Policy Society (SPS) and a graduate student in geosciences recently shared with us her experiences in SPS and why graduate students should join.
Q: What is your research area?
HL: Geobiology; characterizing microbial carbonate facies both petrographically and geochemically.
Q: Why did you join the Science Policy Society?
HL: I joined SPS because I was interested in learning about how my science can make a difference via policy-making!
Q: What is your favorite part of the Science Policy Society?
HL: It's hard to pick just one favorite part. I would say that it's very fulfilling to have a platform to advocate for a change on behalf of science to legislators and I've been able to learn about a world of career options I never knew existed for someone with a science PhD.