University of Idaho student Kristina Bartowitz was one of 10 students nationwide selected to receive the Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award by the Ecological Society of America.
Bartowitz is a doctoral candidate in the UI College of Natural Resources. Bartowitz studies the interaction between climate, wildfires and ecosystems.
The award provides graduate students the opportunity to meet lawmakers and receive policy and communication training in Washington, D.C.
Bartowitz will travel to the nation's capital in March to learn about the legislative process and federal science funding.