Digital Content Specialist, Office of Public Affairs
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Paul Lester is a Digital Content Specialist in the Office of Public Affairs.
Paul was born in Ohio but spent most of his life in Florida, where he worked as news researcher/archivist and online editor for the Orlando Sentinel.
He moved to Washington in 2008 for a web editor role with the Guardian before working as a contractor for the Wind and Water Technologies Office, Small Business Administration and Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
Paul joined the Energy.gov team in March 2015, contributing to Energy Blog and assisting with managing the Energy Department’s social media channels. When he’s not in the office, Paul can be seen slowly running around D.C. training for his next half marathon.
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May 3, 2018
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5 Things to Know About National Science Bowl
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A few facts about America's top science competitions for middle and high school students.
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April 4, 2018
Secretary Perry and other Energy Department leaders see some of America's most important science and technology research up close.
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