Catching Up

Well it’s been an interesting month. I’m not really sure where to begin. Here are some of the highlights:

  • I filed a whistleblower complaint on July 22 with the Office of Special Counsel.

  • I had an op ed released in the Guardian: link

  • I testified to congress to the Natural Resources Committee: link

  • I did an interview with Colorado Matters as soon as I got back to Colorado (literally straight from the airport): link

To be honest, I’m still processing the whirlwind of last week so I won’t attempt to write anything down right now, but I want to say THANK YOU to everyone I have been in touch with lately. It was wonderful getting to meet everyone from the Union of Concerned Scientists. I also really appreciate the opportunity to meet so many members of congress. Representative DeGette was very kind to take time out of her busy schedule to introduce me at the hearing. Representative Neguse has also been an incredible champion of the issues I’m fighting for. It was great to meet Representative Tonko and hear about the bill he has introduced to improve protections for scientists. It was also great to meet Representaive Grijalva’s staff who have been a tremendous support throughout all of this. Finally I want to say thank you to everyone who reached out and shared the things I linked to above. We need to get the word out about the shameful way this administration is censoring science.

I hope by putting my story out there that this will effect some real change. No one should go through what I have been through. It’s been almost six months and I still haven’t found permanent employment. I had to use my unemployment check to pay for flights and hotel to DC to fight for what’s right. I really hope it was worth it. I’m not backing down from this fight any time soon. Thank you all.