Walker joins OPP as Science Analyst
May 29, 2020
Ms. Beverly Walker has been hired in the position of Science Analyst at the NSF Office of Polar Programs. Ms. Walker earned a B.A. in Marine and Freshwater Sciences from Colgate University in 2009 and a Master of Science in Earth and Environmental Sciences from Vanderbilt University in 2011. Her work experience includes service under the Antarctic Support Contract (ASC) from 2011 to 2017, first as a Senior Assistant Supervisor of Laboratory Operations and, later as a Supervisor of Laboratory Operations at McMurdo Station. Ms. Walker also gained valuable experience and made highly valuable contributions while she has served in the role of a Science Assistant in OPP over the past two years. Ms. Walker will perform a variety of duties in her new capacity, including furnishing support for the OPP Advisory Committee activities, overseeing elements of the OPP Distinguished Visitors program, and assisting with a variety of outreach and analysis efforts.
The U.S. National Science Foundation propels the nation forward by advancing fundamental research in all fields of science and engineering. NSF supports research and people by providing facilities, instruments and funding to support their ingenuity and sustain the U.S. as a global leader in research and innovation. With a fiscal year 2021 budget of $8.5 billion, NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 40,000 competitive proposals and makes about 11,000 new awards. Those awards include support for cooperative research with industry, Arctic and Antarctic research and operations, and U.S. participation in international scientific efforts.