Author: Melis Okter

Bribing Congress with penguin cupcakes & the end of my fellowship

Made the nations Capitol my office earlier last month! I attended the congressional briefing about the poles (Arctic and Antarctic) led by Senator Whitehouse, Kathryn Sullivan, Senator Nelson, Dr. Brendan Kelly, and a few other inspirational individuals. Senator Whitehouse gave an incredible speech about the importance of scientists to strike down the pseudo science that […]

Capitol Hill Ocean Week 2015

Capitol Hill Ocean Week (June 9-11)– the nations largest, most focused, and highest level of oceans discussions. #CHOW2015 on Twitter With the start of the 114th Congress, Capitol Hill Ocean Week (CHOW) marked a unique opportunity to shape the U.S. marine policy agenda, engage leadership, cultivate new ocean champions, and drive lively conversation about America’s most critical […]

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