Season 01 (Policy) | Ep 02 | Senior Climate Change Analyst & Researcher, Christopher Round

The second episode of Conversations with a Wannabe Scientist is now LIVE on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Podbean!

Season 01 (Policy) | Ep 02 | Senior Climate Change Analyst & Researcher, Christopher Round

In this episode, our host Nicole Felts interviews Christopher Round, a Senior Climate Change Analyst & Researcher at Booz Allen Hamilton and doctoral candidate at George Mason University.

Favorite Quote from the Interview

“Policy is like ecology - everything is connected.” — Christopher Round

In this episode, Chris talks about life as a Ph.D. student and as a policy expert. Some of the questions he answers are...

  • What drives him to work in climate policy

  • What the most challenging thing about working in policy is

  • What you need to know to get a job in climate policy

Chris shares his wisdom about

  • What skills are highly valued in policy work

  • Understanding the political system

Resources Chris mentioned:

Books/ Authors

All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis Edited by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine K. Wilkinson

The 5th Risk: Undoing Democracy by Michael Lewis

Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming by Naomi Oreskes, Erik M. Conway

All Hell Breaking Loose by Michael T. Klare

Dark Commerce: How a New Illicit Economy Is Threatening Our Future by Louise I. Shelley

Why We're Polarized by Ezra Klein

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe on communicating science


The Anthropologist Movie by Dr. Vasur Hamoker


Carbon offsets, explained in 500 words by Umair Irfan on Vox

Can you really negate your carbon emissions? Carbon offsets, explained. by Umair Irfan on Vox


Sunrise Movement

Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Thanks for tuning in! Stay tuned for next week’s episode with Kristin Hugo, a science journalist.


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