Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Thursday, April 19, 2012

Science, policy writer to meet with students

This spring's public affairs writer in residence, Washington Post science and policy reporter Juliet Eilperin, will be on campus the week of April 22. Last year, she wrote extensively about the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

She is author of the book Demon Fish: Travels Through the Hidden World of Sharks, which investigates how individuals and cultures around the world relate to sharks. She will give a lecture on her book at the Pyle Center from 4-5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24. She will meet with six La Follette School students for dinner later that evening.

In addition, she will speak in classes around campus the entire week.

Eilperin joined The Washington Post as the House of Representatives reporter, where she covered the impeachment of Bill Clinton, lobbying, legislation and four national congressional campaigns. Since April 2004 she has covered the environment for the national desk, reporting on science, policy and politics in areas including climate change, oceans, and air quality.