CRA Adds New Policy Staff
CRA is pleased to announce that Melissa Norr will be joining the staff here at CRA World HQ on June 19th to augment our Government Affairs efforts. Melissa is already well-familiar with federal science policy, having come to CRA from the Optical Society of America, where she was the Government and Public Relations Coordinator. She has a BA in Public Relations with a minor in English from Penn State University.
In her new role, Melissa will be responsible for monitoring and tracking a portfolio of issues important to CRA — in addition to being tasked with helping CRA communicate its policy efforts more effectively to policymakers and to our membership.
CRA will also again have the services of an Eben Tisdale Public Policy Fellow for the summer. This year’s fellow is Erica Camese, who is currently studying public policy at Carnegie Mellon University. Erica is originally from New Orleans and was a nuclear engineering student at Texas A&M before heading to CMU.
Blog posting frequency should increase substantially with both Melissa and Erica contributing items they think will be of interest to the community. More importantly, this expansion of CRA’s policy staff should allow CRA and the computing community take advantage of new opportunities to engage DC policymakers and make the case for IT research.
Welcome Melissa and Erica!