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Amanda Lawrence, MS

Fellowships Coordinator
Amanda Lawrence is the Fellowships Coordinator for the National Sea Grant College Program. She co-manages the Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship and the NMFS-Sea Grant Marine Resources and Population Dynamics/Marine Resource Economics Fellowship. When it comes to student opportunities, Amanda works to break down barriers and to build up partner relations with fellows at the nexus.

Amanda received her M.S. in 2020 from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science while she worked at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology to enhance biological knowledge of the Jonah crab. Her research focused on better understanding how sexual maturity relates to size in males in order to support management of the growing fishery. She received dual B.S. degrees from Salisbury University and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Biology and Environmental Science with a Marine concentration. Amanda was an AmeriCorps crew member and naturalist at Tuckahoe State Park prior to her studies.

Amanda loves to learn new things and see new places. After work, Amanda can be found in the garden or near the water.


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