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Drew Story, Ph.D.

ACS Congressional Fellow, 2018-2019


Drew Story earned his Ph.D. in Chemical and Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Riverside in 2018. In addition to conducting research on the aggregation mechanisms and morphology of engineered nanomaterials, Drew spearheaded the development of the university’s Designated Emphasis in Public Policy and was the campus’ first graduate to earn the distinction.

In addition to consulting for such organizations as The Nature Conservancy and the California Council on Science & Technology (CCST), Drew has served as an advocate for science and public policy with the California Natural Resources Agency as a Salton Sea Management Program committee member for public outreach.  

In 2018, Drew was selected as a science translator by CCST to present his research to state legislators at the California Science Translators Showcase, held in concert with Science & Technology Week at the California State Capitol in Sacramento. He recently served on the editorial board of the Journal of Science Policy & Governance.

Drew earned a Bachelor of Science in Physical Science Education along with a Texas Educator Certification from LeTourneau University. Between his degrees, he worked in analytical method development at Eastman Chemical Company in Longview, Texas.

Fellowship Focus

During his time as a Congressional Fellow in the office of Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), Drew:

  • Worked on a broad portfolio of energy and environment issues.
  • Staffed Senator Coons on the Senate floor as he gave remarks on his legislative agenda for acting on climate change.
  • Contributed to and shepherded bipartisan legislation through various stages of development.


"The ACS Congressional Fellowship exposed me to a whole new world of opportunities for professional and personal growth. I am better prepared to utilize my scientific training for the betterment of society as a result of my experience as an ACS Congressional Fellow."


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