By Brian Mosley, CRA Policy Analyst
On Tuesday, July 5, the CRA Government Affairs Office welcomed the 2016 class of Eben Tisdale Science Policy Fellows (http://www.tfas.org/tisdale) to the CRA Washington, D.C. office. These fellows, undergraduates at universities and colleges from across the United States, are spending the summer at high-tech companies, firms, or trade associations in Washington, learning the intricacies of technology policy. Additionally, they are taking two class credits at George Mason University, and attending briefings at institutions such as the U.S. Capitol, Department of State, World Bank, and Federal Reserve. The fellows were in the office to attend a presentation, by Brian Mosley, policy analyst in CRA’s Office of Government Affairs, covering the policy concerns and issues that the association works on and attempts to influence at the federal level.
This year’s Tisdale Fellow for CRA is Satoe Sakuma (second from the left). Satoe is a rising senior at the Boston University, pursuing a double major in computer science and international relations with a focus in East Asian economics. She’s particularly interested in high tech public policy, especially areas of cybersecurity, as it allows her to utilize both areas of her studies. This summer, Satoe has been tracking key federal legislation and researching current federal cybersecurity policy and how it impacts university researchers. We’ve been thrilled to have her on staff this summer!
The Tisdale Fellows in the picture above are, from left to right: Asad Pabani, Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Satoe Sakuma; Rosemond Ho, BSA The Software Alliance; and Teresa Morin, Dell Computers.