Chemist, US Department of Energy
Maryland, United States, originally from Canada
Natalia Melcer works at the intersection of science and policy in Washington, DC. Since 2005, she has worked in a spectrum of science policy positions relating to chemistry, physics and energy. She currently works in the Office of Basic Energy Sciences at the US Department of Energy (DOE) on budget formulation, strategic planning and communications. In previous positions, Natalia focussed on policy through budget formulation and execution activities at DOE, and on science as a senior program officer with the Board on Physics and Astronomy at the US National Academies. She is a dual citizen of Canada and the US and enjoys yoga, photography and travel.