Science Policy Fellows
Dr. Derreck Carter-House
Legislative Resident and Post Doctoral Fellow
"Microbe wars: A new hope."
Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology
Interests: Science literacy, science outreach, agriculture
Being from the Midwest, there were a couple scientific theories that were controversial in my high school and even college (think evolution, old earth, climate change). In addition, serving in an outreach capacity with the community of Riverside, I have found an ever widening knowledge gap between what is happening in the lab and what the layperson knows. Keeping the public engaged and up to date on what they are funding is important for so many reasons, and should be a major responsibility of any good scientist. S2P has helped me to more effectively communicate my research and is preparing me for a career in science consultation in government.