On Tuesday, July 5, the CRA Government Affairs Office welcomed the 2016 class of Eben Tisdale Public Policy Fellows to the CRA Washington, D.C. office. These fellows, who are undergraduate students, spent the summer at high-tech companies, firms, or trade associations in Washington, learning the intricacies of technology policy. Additionally, they took two classes worth six credits at George Mason University, and attended briefings at institutions such as the U.S. Capitol, U.S. Department of State, World Bank, and Federal Reserve. The fellows visited the office to attend a presentation by Brian Mosley, policy analyst in the CRA Office of Government Affairs, that covered the policy concerns and issues the association works on and attempts to influence at the federal level.
This year’s Tisdale Fellow for CRA is Satoe Sakuma (second from left). Sakuma is a senior at 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 cybersecurity, as it allows her to utilize both areas of her studies. This summer, Sakuma 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!
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.