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Arthur H. Guenther Congressional Fellowship


Term: 2023-2024
Claire Cody
Claire Cody (she/her/hers) will graduate with her Ph.D. from the Chemistry Department at Yale University this summer. Her research focuses on electrocatalytic chemical conversion of small molecules such as water and ammonia, with the ultimate goal of using solar electricity generated from photovoltaics to generate carbon-free fuels and chemical feedstocks.
Outside of research, Claire is passionate about science policy, communication, and advocacy. She has served in leadership roles for Women and Gender Minorities in Science at Yale, building networking and mentoring opportunities for women and non-binary scientists across all levels at the university; and Yale Student Science Diplomats, the graduate student group focused on scientific advocacy and policy. She created and wrote Energy Basics, a website that provides an overview of the scientific basics for energy transformations, designed for non-scientists to learn about energy systems. Recently, she has been involved with the non-profit, non-partisan organization Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV), where she has helped to write briefing papers and testimony on important environmental issues facing policymakers in the state legislative session. She is excited to gain experience in the federal legislative process, and bring her scientific background to policymaking.


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