Friday, February 24, 2017

Class of 2016 Sea Grant Knauss Finalists

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Paloma Aguirre
Legislative Fellow

Sea Grant Program:
California Sea Grant
Degree:
MAS in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Placement:
U.S. Senator Cory Booker - New Jersey
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Alexandra Atkinson
Executive Fellow

Sea Grant Program:
Maryland Sea Grant
Degree:
MS in Marine, Estuarine, and Environmental Science
University of Maryland
Placement:
Habitat Focus Area Program Specialist with NOAA Fisheries Office of Habitat Conservation, Habitat Protection Division
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Monique Baskin
Executive Fellow

Sea Grant Program:
Virginia Sea Grant
Degree:
MA in International Affairs
George Washington University
Placement:
Ocean Acidification Specialist-Arctic Research Program with NOAA Research Climate Program Office
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Sean Bath
Executive Fellow

Sea Grant Program:
South Carolina Sea Grant
Degree:
MS, MPA in Environmental Studies, Public Administration
College of Charleston
Placement:
Policy Liaison with Oceanographer of the Navy
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Alec Bogdanoff
Legislative Fellow

Sea Grant Program:
Woods Hole Sea Grant
Degree:
PhD in Physical Oceanography
MIT-WHOI Joint Program
Placement:
U.S. Senator Edward Markey - Massachusetts
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Frances Bothfeld
Executive Fellow

Sea Grant Program:
Delaware Sea Grant
Degree:
MS in Water Science and Policy
University of Delaware
Placement:
Congressional Affairs Fellow with NOAA Office of Legislative Affairs
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Jhoset Burgos-Rodriguez
Executive Fellow

Sea Grant Program:
Puerto Rico Sea Grant
Degree:
JD in Law
University of Puerto Rico
Placement:
Climate Change and Natural Resources Fellow with Department of Interior Office of Insular Affairs
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Rebecca Derex
Executive Fellow

Sea Grant Program:
South Carolina Sea Grant
Degree:
MS in Marine Biology
College of Charleston
Placement:
Ocean and Coastal Policy Fellow with NOAA Ocean Service Policy and Constituent Affairs Division
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Dorothy Dick
Executive Fellow

Sea Grant Program:
Oregon Sea Grant
Degree:
PhD in Geography
Oregon State University
Placement:
Protected Species Program Specialist on Climate Change with NOAA Fisheries Office of Protected Resources
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Patrick Donovan
Legislative Fellow

Sea Grant Program:
Michigan Sea Grant
Degree:
PhD in Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Michigan
Placement:
U.S. Senator Gary C. Peters - Michigan
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Laura Early
Executive Fellow

Sea Grant Program:
Georgia Sea Grant
Degree:
MS in Conservation Ecology and Sustainable Development
University of Georgia
Placement:
Coastal Specialist with NOAA Research National Sea Grant Office
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Erin Eastwood
Executive Fellow

Sea Grant Program:
New York Sea Grant
Degree:
MA in Conservation Biology
Columbia University
Placement:
International Partnership Fellow with NOAA Research Climate Program Office
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Melissa Errend
Legislative Fellow

Sea Grant Program:
Oregon Sea Grant
Degree:
MS in Marine Resource Management
Oregon State University
Placement:
U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell - Washington
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Laura Ferguson
Executive Fellow

Sea Grant Program:
Oregon Sea Grant
Degree:
MS in Marine Resource Management
Oregon State University
Placement:
Ecosystem and Sea Turtle Coordinator with NOAA Fisheries Office of Science and Technology
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Lauren Fields
Executive Fellow

Sea Grant Program:
Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant
Degree:
PhD in Animal Biology
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Placement:
Foreign Affairs Fellow with NOAA Fisheries Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection
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Kyrstin Fornace
Executive Fellow

Sea Grant Program:
Woods Hole Sea Grant
Degree:
PhD in Chemical Oceanography
MIT-WHOI Joint Program
Placement:
Integrated Water Coordinator with NOAA Research National Sea Grant Office
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Shanie Gal-Edd
Executive Fellow

Sea Grant Program:
Maryland Sea Grant
Degree:
MS in Plant Sciences: Conservation & Restoration Ecology
University of Maryland - College Park
Placement:
Strategic Planning and Policy Analyst with NOAA Research Office of Policy, Planning, and Evaluation
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Zoe Gentes
Legislative Fellow

Sea Grant Program:
Rhode Island Sea Grant
Degree:
MS in Oceanography
University of Rhode Island
Placement:
U.S. Representative Sam Farr - California
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Supriti Jaya Ghosh
Executive Fellow

Sea Grant Program:
North Carolina Sea Grant
Degree:
MEM in Coastal Environmental Management
Duke University
Placement:
Policy Liaison to the Executive Director with Committee on the Marine Transportation System
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Rebecca Gilbert
Legislative Fellow

Sea Grant Program:
Connecticut
Degree:
MEM in Environmental Management
Yale University
Placement:
U.S. Senator Brian Schatz - Hawaii
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Simon Gore
Executive Fellow

Sea Grant Program:
Connecticut Sea Grant
Degree:
MES in Environmental Management
Yale University
Placement:
Offshore Wind and Ocean Renewable Energy Environmental Science and Policy Specialist with Department of Energy
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Alexandra Harper
Executive Fellow

Sea Grant Program:
Florida Sea Grant
Degree:
PhD in Chemical Oceanography
Florida State University
Placement:
Program Analyst with NOAA Research Ocean Acidification Program Office
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Symone Johnson
Executive Fellow

Sea Grant Program:
Delaware Sea Grant
Degree:
MS in Natural Resources
Delaware State University
Placement:
Education Policy Fellow with NOAA Office of Education
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Elizabeth Lewis
Executive Fellow

Sea Grant Program:
Virginia Sea Grant
Degree:
JD in Law
American University
Placement:
Special Assistant with NOAA Research Office of the Assistant Administrator
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Eva Lipiec
Legislative Fellow

Sea Grant Program:
Oregon Sea Grant
Degree:
MS in Marine Resource Management
Oregon State University
Placement:
U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources, Democratic Staff
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Wencheng Liu-Slater
Executive Fellow

Sea Grant Program:
Maryland Sea Grant
Degree:
PhD in Biological Oceanography
University of Maryland - College Park
Placement:
Ecosystem Science and Management Specialist with NOAA Fisheries Office of Science and Technology
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Abby Lunstrum
Executive Fellow

Sea Grant Program:
Virginia Sea Grant
Degree:
MS in Environmental Sciences
University of Virginia
Placement:
International Affairs Fellow with NOAA Office of International Affairs
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Matthew Lurie
Executive Fellow

Sea Grant Program:
Hawaii Sea Grant
Degree:
PhD in Botany
University of Hawaii - Manoa
Placement:
Ocean Policy Fellow with White House National Ocean Council, Office of Science and Technology Policy
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Jennafer Malek
Executive Fellow

Sea Grant Program:
Georgia Sea Grant
Degree:
PhD in Ecology
University of Georgia
Placement:
Program Analyst with Marine Mammal Commission
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Trevor Meckley
Executive Fellow

Sea Grant Program:
Michigan Sea Grant
Degree:
PhD in Fisheries and Wildlife
Michigan State University
Placement:
Hypoxia Coordination and Transition Fellow with NOAA Ocean Service National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
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Amanda Netburn
Executive Fellow

Sea Grant Program:
California Sea Grant
Degree:
PhD in Oceanography
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Placement:
Ocean Exploration Fellow with NOAA Research Office of Ocean Exploration and Research
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Laura Newcomb
Executive Fellow

Sea Grant Program:
Washington Sea Grant
Degree:
PhD in Biology
University of Washington
Placement:
Program Analyst with NOAA Research Office of Laboratories and Cooperative Institutes
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Brendan Newell
Executive Fellow

Sea Grant Program:
New Hampshire Sea Grant
Degree:
MS in Integrated Coastal Ecosystem Science, Policy, and Management
University of New Hampshire
Placement:
Endangered Species Program Specialist with NOAA Fisheries Office of Protected Resources
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Anna Normand
Legislative Fellow

Sea Grant Program:
Florida Sea Grant
Degree:
PhD in Soil and Water Science
University of Florida
Placement:
U.S. Senate Commerce Committee, Democratic Staff
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Efeturi Oghenekaro
Executive Fellow

Sea Grant Program:
Maryland Sea Grant
Degree:
PhD in Estuarine and Environmental Sciences
University of Maryland - Eastern Shore
Placement:
International Affairs Fellow with NOAA Research Office of International Affairs
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Noah Oppenheim
Legislative Fellow

Sea Grant Program:
Maine Sea Grant
Degree:
Dual MS in Marine Biology and Marine Policy
University of Maine - Orono
Placement:
U.S. Representative Jared Huffman - California
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Pua'ala Pascua
Executive Fellow

Sea Grant Program:
Hawaii Sea Grant
Degree:
MS in Natural Resource and Environmental Management
University of Hawaii - Manoa
Placement:
Recreational Fisheries Specialist with NOAA Fisheries Office of Sustainable Fisheries, Domestic Fisheries Division
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Katheryn Patterson
Executive Fellow

Sea Grant Program:
Virginia Sea Grant
Degree:
PhD in Environmental Science and Public Policy
George Mason University
Placement:
International Enforcement Program with NOAA Office of Law Enforcement
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Karen Pianka
Executive Fellow

Sea Grant Program:
Maine Sea Grant
Degree:
Dual MS in Marine Biology and Marine Policy
University of Maine - Orono
Placement:
Aquaculture Fellow with NOAA Fisheries Aquaculture Program Office
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Casey Pickell
Executive Fellow

Sea Grant Program:
Louisiana Sea Grant
Degree:
JD in Law
Louisiana State University
Placement:
OMC Knauss Sea Grant Fellow with Department of State Office of Marine Conservation
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Kristin Raub
Executive Fellow

Sea Grant Program:
Connecticut
Degree:
Dual MS in Environmental Economics, Oceanography
University of Connecticut
Placement:
Coastal Policy Fellow with US Army Corps of Engineers' Institute of Water Resources
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Larry Redd
Executive Fellow

Sea Grant Program:
Virginia Sea Grant
Degree:
MS in Biology
Hampton University
Placement:
Fishery Management Specialist with NOAA Fisheries Highly Migratory Species Division
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Alexander Renaud
Executive Fellow

Sea Grant Program:
Virginia Sea Grant
Degree:
MS in Marine Science
College of William and Mary
Placement:
Navigation R&D Advisor with US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering Research and Development Center
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Yareli Sanchez
Legislative Fellow

Sea Grant Program:
University of Southern California Sea Grant
Degree:
PhD in Environmental Science and Engineering
University of California - Los Angeles
Placement:
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin - Wisconsin
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Erin Shew
Executive Fellow

Sea Grant Program:
Alaska Sea Grant
Degree:
MA in Northern Studies
University of Alaska - Fairbanks
Placement:
Climate Preparedness Fellow with White House Council on Environmental Quality
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Natalie Spear
Executive Fellow

Sea Grant Program:
Texas Sea Grant
Degree:
MS in Marine Biology
Texas A&M University
Placement:
National Nutrient Criteria Program Fellow with EPA Ecological and Health Processes Branch - Nutrients Team
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Ellen Spooner
Executive Fellow

Sea Grant Program:
Michigan Sea Grant
Degree:
MS in Natural Resource and Environment
University of Michigan
Placement:
Ocean Science Educator/Communications Specialist with NOAA Fisheries Communications Office
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Sarah Stein
Executive Fellow

Sea Grant Program:
Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant
Degree:
PhD in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Purdue University
Placement:
Executive Secretariat/Fisheries Science Coordinator with NOAA Fisheries Office of Science and Technology
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Erica Towle
Legislative Fellow

Sea Grant Program:
Florida Sea Grant
Degree:
PhD in Marine Biology and Fisheries
University of Miami - RSMAS
Placement:
U.S. Senate Commerce Committee, Republican Staff
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Katherine Tsantiris
Legislative Fellow

Sea Grant Program:
Connecticut
Degree:
MEM in Environmental Management
Yale University
Placement:
U.S. Senator Ron Wyden - Oregon
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Erica Wales
Executive Fellow

Sea Grant Program:
Delaware Sea Grant
Degree:
MMP in Marine Policy
University of Delaware
Placement:
Ocean Policy and Communications Specialist with Department of Interior Office of Policy Analysis - Coordinated Ocean, Coastal and Great Lakes Activities
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Yuntao Wang
Executive Fellow

Sea Grant Program:
Georgia Sea Grant
Degree:
PhD in Physical Oceanography
University of Georgia
Placement:
Program Analyst-National Observer Program with NOAA Fisheries Office of Science and Technology
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Matthew Womble
Executive Fellow

Sea Grant Program:
Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant
Degree:
MS in Fisheries
Auburn University
Placement:
Science Policy Fellow with NOAA Office of the Chief Scientist
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