Danielle Chou Selected for AAAS Science and Technology Fellowship at Department of Energy

Danielle Chou, a project manager in the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory’s (APL) Air and Missile Defense Sector recently accepted a one-year AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship to work with the Department of Energy in the Energy Efficient Mobility Systems Group of the Vehicle Technologies Office in Washington, D.C.

The fellowship provides opportunities for “outstanding” scientists and engineers to learn about policymaking while contributing their knowledge and analytical skills to the federal policymaking process.

“I’ve been interested in issues associated with sustainability and clean energy for several years now, so this fellowship offers an entry point to this industry while allowing me to continue honing my skills,” said Chou, who manages the Standard Missile-3 Block IA/IB project. “Within APL, I’ve advocated that our Department of Defense sponsors care about strategic-resource management [like water] and that this is work APL should pursue. The Lab seems to recognize it has a lot to contribute in this realm, ranging from disaster-resilient communications to basic materials research. Hopefully, I will learn and bring a different perspective back to the Lab.”

“We are pleased to have Danielle engage this community and bring the strong technical expertise she has developed through her roles contributing to our Air and Missile Defense mission,” said AMD Mission Area Executive Vishal Giare. “I am excited about the broader perspectives and insights she will gain as a leader as a result of her initiative to explore this opportunity.”