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Oceanographic Instrumentation: Measurement, Process & Analysis
Insights from NOAA’s Acting Assistant Secretary for Conservation and Management Dr. Holly A.
To start, can you share with the readers of MTR how you What drew you to government, or more speci? cally, became involved in your chosen ? eld? NOAA? It’s funny because I come from a small town in Penn- After coming out of academia, you are really sylvania and as a kid we’d go to the shore. Growing up, my groomed to stay in the academic institutions. I’m published, father had a family business, so when I went off to college I was a basic researcher, and I wanted to go into the federal
I went into business. But when you get to college, you are sector – particularly NOAA – to really learn about the mis- exposed to a lot of things, and I came to