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2. Biological Sciences[X]
205. Microbiology[X]
1Name:  Dr. Rosina M. Bierbaum
 Institution:  University of Maryland; University of Michigan
 Year Elected:  2023
 Class:  2. Biological Sciences
 Subdivision:  205. Microbiology
 Residency:  Resident
 Living? :   Living
 Birth Date:  1952
Rosina Bierbaum is an ecologist working at the environment-science-policy interface, particularly on climate change, adaptation, and development issues. She grew up in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and became interested in tackling pollution at an early age, inspired by Rachel Carson’s books. She graduated from Boston College with a BA in English and a BS in Biology and earned a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolution from S.U.N.Y, Stony Brook. A Congressional fellowship altered her goal of working on symbioses in marine systems but began a 20-year career in the legislative and executive branches of the U.S. Government, culminating in leading the first Environment Division of the White House Office of Science and Technology (OSTP.) Translating science into usable information has become a lifelong goal. She holds faculty appointments at both the Universities of Michigan and Maryland, in the School for Environment and Sustainability, and the School of Public Policy, respectively. She served on President Obama's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology and as an Adaptation Fellow at the World Bank. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Ecological Society of America, and Sigma Xi. Rosina Chairs the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel of the Global Environmental Facility. She has lectured on every continent.
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