Testimonies

What people that now work in Science policy have to say about their experiences.

JobsForAstronomers: What is your current job?
Marcos Huerta: I work at the U.S. Department of Energy

JobsForAstronomers: What is your level of satisfaction with your current job?
Marcos Huerta: Very high

JobsForAstronomers: What qualifications were necessary for obtaining this position?
Marcos Huerta: A background in science policy, a PhD in science

JobsForAstronomers: What additional training did you complete in order to be able to perform your duties?
Marcos Huerta: I had two fellowships, the first at the American Astronomical Society as the Bahcall fellow, and then as the AIP Congressional Fellow.

JobsForAstronomers: What was your last academic position before switching fields of work (i.e. PhD student, first/second post-doc etc)?
Marcos Huerta: I was on my first postdoc before moving to DC.