Committee on Energy and Commerce
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Washington, D.C. 20515
Alex Barron is a member of the professional staff for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce in Washington, D.C., where he focuses on Climate and Energy. He earned a Ph.D. degree in ecology and evolutionary biology from Princeton University in 2007. His dissertation work centered on patterns and control of nitrogen in Panama's lowland tropical forests. Dr. Barron was the American Chemical Society Congressional Fellow for 2007–2008. He applied for the fellowship with an interest in working on environmental policies, and he worked on the Lieberman-Warner climate change bill in Senator Lieberman's personal office. Afterwards, he took a job as staff on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, where he worked on the Waxman-Markey climate change bill. In 2000, he was awarded an American Chemical Society Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry.