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Name: Raymond James Garant
Country: USA
City: Washington
State/Province: DC
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Local Section: L315,Chemical Society of Washington
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Career Stage: Professional
Research and Special Interests: Ray Garant is assistant director for public policy at the American Chemical Society Office of Public Affairs. His responsibilities include management of ACS policy development, member involvement, policy fellowships and the ACS Science & the Congress Project, a program of congressional staff briefings and publications that aims to improve decision maker"s understanding of the role that science can and should play in policy decisions. He is also staff liaison for the Society"s Committee on Environmental Improvement. Ray was a congressional science fellow in 1993 and a senior legislative assistant in 1994 to former Representative Phil Sharp (D-IN). While on the Hill, he followed environmental, judicial, and health-care issues. He began his Washington career as a Science Policy Fellow at ACS headquarters in 1990. Prior to that, he worked as a materials researcher at the Ames Laboratory of the Department of Energy, a student assistant for acoustics and oceanographic sciences at the U.S. Naval Underwater Systems Center, and manager of an Iowa State University project to communicate science to the public. He has a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth and an M.S. in Inorganic Chemistry from Iowa State University.
Area of Expertise: Science Policy, Environmental Policy, Non-Profit Mangement
Years of Expertise: 16-20
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