Our nation relies on scientific advancement in order for a strong economy, improved healthcare, effective national security and to remain competitive on the world stage. Presently, our Congressional Science and Technology committees are not led by scientists. In fact, many of its members are hostile to the advancement of science and use their political power to gut American scientific leadership, marginalizing the very people who drive innovation. As a scientist, I will work tirelessly to get America back on track so that we are world leaders in science and technology. The high skilled, high paying jobs of the future come from supporting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields that bring us the industries of the future.