July 27, 2015 – Ashley Weaver, from Rocky River, Ohio, is one of four recipients of the 2015 ASAS Science Policy Summer Internship.
Weaver is a senior at The Ohio State University majoring in animal science and minoring in political theory. She hopes to attend Law School in the Fall of 2016, focusing on Environmental and Animal Law.
“With a law degree I hope to be able to provide counseling and scientific-driven information to help the agricultural world,” said Weaver.
Weaver grew up in a suburb near Lake Erie, Ohio and had limited agriculture experience. However, she had a passion for riding horses. Consequently, this passion inspired her to receive her Associate’s degree in Horse Science from the Agricultural Technical Institute of Ohio State.
“I have always had an interest as a professional of law, and I realized I was not as interested in being a veterinarian as much as policy and law, however still have the drive for science,” said Weaver.
“I believe this internship will help me achieve my goal in the future by giving me valuable experience and an introduction to the inner workings of Washington D.C., incorporating my education and passions,” said Weaver.
She is excited to relate science to politics!
ASAS Scientific Communications Associate