Sustainability Superstar: Clayton Cox

We welcome Clayton Cox, Associate Federal Relations Director & Science Policy Advisor, Office of Government & Community Relations, to the Green Reps Working Group. Clayton joined the University in 2018 and primarily focuses on federal policy and funding opportunities in the physical sciences. Prior to joining the University, Clayton worked as a Legislative Assistant for Congresswoman Louise Slaughter handling a portfolio including Agriculture, Antibiotic Resistance, Food, Energy, and Environmental issues. Clayton also spent two years as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellow hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development. His work there concentrated on locally-led watershed stewardship including citizen science and visual-based stream and riparian assessments. During his time in D.C., Clayton also served as a volunteer water quality monitor for Arlington County, VA. Clayton’s long-standing interest in sustainability stems from his study of Interdisciplinary Ecology at the University of Florida and life-long enjoyment of the outdoors including hiking, rowing, sailing, surfing, and fishing.

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