Chris Tokita: featured force for science

Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018

Chris Tokita is a force for science with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Tokita took a two-year gap before graduate school to work as a Science Policy Fellow at the IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute in Washington DC, a center tasked with supporting the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Since enrolling in graduate school at Princeton in 2016, he has joined an on-campus group of graduate students devoted to science advocacy and evidence-based policy making called Princeton Citizen Scientists. Recently Tokita planned and implemented an advocacy trip to Washington DC to meet with representatives and senators on both sides of the aisle to discuss science-related issues, including research funding and climate policy. Additionally, in his spare time at Princeton, Tokita interns with one of the area's NJ State Assemblymen and assists his office with research of science- and technology-related policy.

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