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David J. Verardo
David J. Verardo — 12th GSA Congressional Science Fellow. Legislative assistant, Senator Ron Wyden from September 1997 through August 1998.

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David J. Verardo

Verardo used his broad geoscience experience to promote sustainable and accountable federal investment in scientific and technological research and prudent stewardship of America's natural resources and environment. In his application for the fellowship, he stated, "Geologic data are essential for sensible public policy formulation. Without their consideration, the nation's enviable record of public safety and economic vitality is at risk. The unique panorama of geologic time permits us to observe the full range of natural processes on Earth and aids in developing a fundamental comprehension of the natural world. A perspective limited only to that of human influence impairs our understanding of natural variation."

Verardo received his Ph.D. In earth and environmental science in 1992 from the City University of New York and his B.A. in geology from Long Island University. He is actively engaged in climate research as well as a professional practice in engineering geology. Verardo is a registered professional geologist and a member of the Geological Society of America, the Association of Engineering Geologists, and the American Geophysical Union.