Jessica Ball at Sen. Merkley’s office

Jessica Ball at Sen. Merkley's office

Jessica Ball (right), a Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellow at the USGS, spent a year translating science into simplified language on Capitol Hill. Here, Ball attends a Constituent Coffee event at the office of Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley (left) with Jeff Rubin (center), Emergency Manager at Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue. Photo courtesy of Jessica Ball.