Paul Lester

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 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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5 Facts About Fireworks
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July 2, 2018
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5 Facts About the Collegiate Wind Competition
Collegiate Wind Competition helps undergraduates learn the real-world skills they need to grow America's energy economy.
May 3, 2018
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5 Things to Know About National Science Bowl
A few facts about America's top science competitions for middle and high school students.
April 25, 2018
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From Sea to Shining Sea: Leadership Visits Every Energy Department National Lab
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April 4, 2018
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Learn More’s Top 7 Moments in 2017
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December 27, 2017
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Solar Decathlon: 3 STEM Resources for Teachers
Solar Decathlon can serve as a teaching tool for educators interested in teaching science, engineering, technology and math – or STEM.
September 28, 2017
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Throwing Shade: 3 Things to Know About the Solar Eclipse
Solar eclipse mania is sweeping across America and for good reason. Here are a few things to keep in mind as the big day approaches.
August 17, 2017
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