John Abbotts, research contributor, has an undergraduate degree in chemistry; and a graduate degree in biochemistry from the University of Washington. If “a little knowledge is dangerous,” then John is very dangerous in multiple areas. He served in Admiral Rickover’s Nuclear Submarine Force, in EPA’s Office of Pesticides, and as UW Research Scientist evaluating public policy issues related to the Hanford cleanup. He has served as Sightline research consultant and contributor for many years. He tells us his beard contains more “salt” (and less "pepper") every day.