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Sharing Planetary Science: Communicating with Policy Makers
Learn how to reach out to and communicate your research and issues effectively with legislators. Experts from AGU’s Public Affairs team will share an overview and tips, and respond to your questions.

Apr 27, 2021 02:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Elizabeth A. Landau
Director of Public Affairs @American Geophysical Union
Elizabeth Landau has spent over a decade of her career dedicated to bringing together Earth and space scientists and policymakers. Through targeted relationship-building, she works to enable collaboration and problem-solving at local to national scales. She has overseen the creation of AGU’s Voices for Science program and numerous other events and programs to support understanding between policymakers and scientists. Ms. Landau holds a B.S. in Geological Sciences at the University of Southern California and an M.S. in Geological Sciences at San Diego State University. Her research focused on how a rapid global warming event in Earth’s history affected ocean conditions and the creatures living there.
Brittany Webster
Program Manager, Public Affairs @American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Brittany Webster oversees AGU’s Congressional strategy and manages the legislative team. Ms. Webster began her career in policy as a legislative fellow for a member of the House of Representatives in 2013. Following her time on Capitol Hill, she worked for a lobbying firm dedicated to working with nonprofits and working on a Senatorial campaign. Ms. Webster began working at the American Geophysical Union in 2015 as a Senior Specialist, dividing her energy between advocate for science on Capitol Hill and helping scientists effectively communicate and engage with their legislators. In August 2019, she was promoted to Program Manager of AGU’s Public Affairs department. Ms. Webster holds a J.D. from Boston University School of Law.
Lexi Shultz
Vice President of Public Affairs @American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Lexi Shultz is the Vice President of Public Affairs for the American Geophysical Union (AGU), where she develops strategy and implements initiatives to shape policy and inform society about Earth and space science, including programs to provide scientists with the skills, support and opportunities they need to engage with lay audiences, including policy makers. She holds a Juris Doctorate from Pace University Law School, with a specialty in environmental law. Previously, Shultz spent eight years at the Union of Concerned Scientists, where she was part of an effort to restore scientific integrity to the policy making process and served in several roles within the climate and energy program, including legislative director.