[Congressional Record Volume 169, Number 74 (Tuesday, May 2, 2023)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E389]
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                             PEOPLE OF 2023


                           HON. JACK BERGMAN

                              of michigan

                    in the house of representatives

                          Tuesday, May 2, 2023

  Mr. BERGMAN. Mr. Speaker, it is my honor to recognize Andrea Kritcher 
for being named one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People of 2023. 
Andrea is an exemplary nuclear engineer and physicist. She has been 
credited with making countless advancements in inertial confinement 
fusion and continues to have a lasting impact on the global 
understanding of nuclear sciences. As a native of the Traverse City 
area, Andrea deserves our praise and respect for being named into this 
illustrious group of individuals.
  Upon her graduation from Traverse City Central High School, Andrea 
attended Northwestern Michigan College and the University of Michigan 
before studying at the University of California Berkeley to pursue 
nuclear engineering. Andrea then began her time at the Lawrence 
Livermore National Laboratory and has become an invaluable asset to 
their team.
  Andrea's commitment to her work is undeniable, and she has had a 
direct impact on countless lives across the globe. The communities of 
Traverse City, Michigan's First District, and the entirety of the 
scientific community owe Andrea our utmost appreciation for her 
continuous effort to expand science and human understanding beyond its 
current scope.
  Mr. Speaker, again it is my honor to recognize Andrea Kritcher for 
being named one of science's most influential figures of 2023 and for 
her work in nuclear sciences. On behalf of Michigan's First District, I 
extend my gratitude to Andrea and her family and wish them the best in 
their future endeavors.