Rebecca Miller of the University of Southern California Selected as AAAS S&T Policy Fellow
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is pleased to announce the 50th class of the Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF), who will help inform actionable, science-based policies throughout the U.S. government. Among the 300 highly trained scientists and engineers selected, Rebecca Miller of the University of Southern California’s Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West (ICW) will spend a year serving at the Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Building Operations.
Miller was a postdoctoral scholar with the West on Fire Project at the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West for the 2021-2022 academic year. While at USC, her research focused on how wildfires have impacted state policies and local community resilience in California. Miller will be bringing her background in wildfire mitigation and preparedness to support the Climate Security and Resilience Program, which seeks to support the Department of State’s diplomatic missions through reduction of natural hazard risk across their global building portfolio.
ICW Director and USC Professor William Deverell notes that Miller’s “research focuses on how recent wildfires have shaped policies and community resilience in California, and she already published an impressive range of scholarly pieces. We all learned from Rebecca while she was with us, and we wish her all the very best in her new post.”