“Anything from cybersecurity, biosecurity, information technology and privacy issues are all things the government now has the responsibility to be worried about,” she says. “Those are all things that scientific and technical backgrounds can be used for.”
…She is one of the nine STEM-related professionals – one senator and eight members of the House of Representatives — voted into office during the 2018 midterms. All are Democrats except for one Republican and the cohort includes an ocean scientist, an aerospace engineer, a software engineer and a biochemist.
Not that I have much confidence that it will making a fucking bit of difference in terms of our domestic approach to climate change and keeping petroleum products and chemicals out of the ocean and other waterways and keeping our seafood and water supplies from becoming contaminated with toxicity and poisons but it’s a start. And a start is a good thing.