On Tuesday June 25th, the CRA Government Affairs Office welcomed the 2019 class of Eben Tisdale Science Policy Fellows to the CRA office. These fellows, undergraduates at universities and colleges from across the United States, spent the summer at high-tech companies, firms, or trade associations in Washington, learning the intricacies of technology policy. Additionally, they took two class credits at George Mason University, and attended briefings at institutions such as the U.S. Capitol, Department of State, World Bank, and Federal Reserve. At the CRA office, the fellows attended 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 Jesse Anderson (far right). Jesse is a rising sophomore at the University of Maryland, College Park, pursuing a major in computer science and a double minor in policy and innovation, and entrepreneurship. This summer, Jesse has been tracking key federal appropriation bills and other pieces of legislation, as well as attending a number of Congressional hearings and briefings. We’ve been thrilled to have her on staff this summer!