Since receiving a B.S. in Animal Science from Cornell University in 2014, I’ve been pursuing my doctoral degree in Science & Technology Studies. My research considers how agricultural biotechnologists are deliberate, ethical actors navigating both a complex regulatory structure and increasing public concern about genetic engineering. My (1) exposure to biotechnological development at Cornell, (2) involvement with science and technology policy as an intern in Washington, D.C., (3) engagement with the agricultural biotechnology community through various writing positions and online engagement, (4) on-farm agricultural experience, and (5) my academic work have given me the standpoint necessary to appreciate not only the need for this technology, but also the need for re-envisioning how its use is communicated, and its risk regulated.
I can be found on Twitter @_beccaharrison.