Monday, June 1, 2020

Unusual career path: chemistry professor-turned-State Department intelligence official

In Chemical and Engineering News, interesting profile of a chemistry professor and former State Department employee by Cheryl Hogue:
Rod Schoonover doesn’t fit easily into a particular academic niche. He spent a dozen years as a chemistry professor, yet his published papers are in physics journals. A career twist then landed him working in the US intelligence community, where he spent a decade focused on climate change, environment, health, and other scientific issues. 
“I’d never planned on doing this,” he says. “The idea that someone like me would end up in the intelligence community did not seem likely.”
Read the whole thing.

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