Michael Henry ’04

Mike Henry is a Legislative Specialist in the Office of Government Affairs at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), based in Boulder, Colorado. Working closely with the world-class atmospheric scientists based in Boulder, Mike helps the scientific community better educate policymakers and the public about global climate change, weather, and other research that is relevant to society. In addition, Mike serves as a policy advocate for the broad priorities of the atmospheric sciences community, including funding for federal research programs that help us better understand the climate and how humans are affecting the climate.

Mike is concurrently enrolled in classes in the interdisciplinary Environmental Studies program at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he studies climate science, policy, and society.

Before joining UCAR’s Office of Government Affairs, Mike worked in the Washington, D.C. office of U.S. Senator Benjamin Cardin of Maryland, focusing on legislative issues related to energy and the environment. In that position, Mike learned the fundamentals of the federal budget and legislative processes, and he became increasingly interested in environmental and climate policy.

At Williams, Mike majored in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations. He also interned for former U.S. Senator Paul Sarbanes of Maryland during the summer after his first year at Williams, made possible through a Williams-funded Mead Scholarship. Mike currently lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Updated March 21, 2011.