THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Dakar, Senegal) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release April 2, 1998
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES DR. ROSINA M. BIERBAUM AS ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR ENVIRONMENT AT THE OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY
The President today announced his intent to nominate Dr. Rosina M. Bierbaum to serve as Associate Director for Environment in the Office of Science and Technology Policy.
Dr. Rosina M. Bierbaum, of Kinsale, Virginia, began working in the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) in 1993 as a Senior Policy Analyst and became the Assistant Director for Environment in 1996. She is currently serving as the Acting Associate Director, and also served in this role from March 1996 until August 1997. Dr. Bierbaum has been active in all aspects of the Administration's environmental science and technology agenda, including global change, energy research and development, ecosystem management, water, air quality, and biodiversity issues, and mitigation of natural hazards. She plays a key role in advising the Administration on climate change science, co-chairs the National Science and Technology Council Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Department of Defense Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, and is a Member of the National Ocean Research Leadership Council. Prior to joining OSTP, Dr. Bierbaum worked at the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), U.S. Congress. She began as an OTA Congressional Fellow in 1980, and served on a variety of positions before becoming Senior Associate in the Environment Program in 1991.
Dr. Bierbaum received a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in English from Boston College and a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolution from State University of New York, Stony Brook.
The Associate Director for Environment works with the Assistant to the President for Science and Technology on sustainable development, environmental and natural resources research, and pollution issues on a local, regional and global scale. The Office of Science and Technology Policy was established in 1976 under statutory authority of Title II of the National Science and Technology Policy.