Jeremy Weirich serves as the Clerk and Subcommittee Staff Director for the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee on the U.S. Senate’s Committee on Appropriations under the leadership of Senator Barbara A. Mikulski. Jeremy has been with the Committee since 2008 and has directly managed the committee’s science accounts including NASA, NOAA, NIST, NSF, and NTIA. Before joining the U.S. Senate, Jeremy served in the NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps, honorably discharged at the rank of lieutenant commander. He split his commissioned career between: serving as a deck officer aboard ocean-going research and hydrographic vessels; working in leadership positions for marine research and exploration programs; and serving in various government liaison assignments. Jeremy graduated from Maine Maritime Academy with a BS in Ocean Studies, and received a MS in maritime archaeology from the University of Southampton, United Kingdom.