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Alaska fellowship program welcomes three new graduate students

Alaska Sea Grant has selected three graduate students for its year-long fellowship program. Meredith Pochardt will spend her fellowship working with NOAA Fisheries Alaska Region in Juneau. Pochardt recently graduated with a master of fisheries science degree from Oregon State University. She will be in the Habitat Conservation division assisting researchers with their habitat conservation…

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Deadlines approach for Sea Grant fellowships

Several fellowship deadlines are coming up for graduate students or recent grads whose focus is marine science or policy The John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship is accepting applications until Feb. 22, 2019. Since 1979, the Knauss Fellowship has placed early professionals in executive and legislative government offices in the Washington, D.C., area for a…

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A Year on Capitol Hill

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A Sea Grant Knauss fellow from Alaska recaps her time in D.C. As the 2018 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellow from Alaska, Maggie Chan has been working for the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation in the U.S. House of Representatives. She handles a wide variety of issues, including Coast Guard, shipping, vessel…

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New cohort of State Fellows start Alaska-based jobs

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For the fourth year, Alaska Sea Grant has funded five graduate students to begin marine policy and science communications work with local host organizations this fall. Modeled after the highly successful Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, the Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship provides recent graduates with a unique professional opportunity to work firsthand on the science…

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Fellowship leads to job in governor’s office

An Alaska Sea Grant State Fellow has landed a full-time job as a policy and program analyst in Alaska’s Office of the Governor. “I will continue much of the work that I did as a fellow in policy research and stakeholder engagement, but with an expanded portfolio that includes climate change, marine resources, renewable energy…

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UAF student wins Knauss fellowship

Amy Kirkham, a University of Alaska Fairbanks doctoral student, will start a Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship in Washington, D.C. next year. The prestigious fellowship is administered by Sea Grant, a partnership between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and universities in 33 states and U.S. territories. Alaska Sea Grant nominated Kirkhan for the fellowship.…

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Beluga whale research captures spotlight

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Kim Ovitz’s research on beluga whales on the Kenai Peninsula has received international attention recently. Through her Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship, Ovitz has been observing beluga whales at the mouth and lower reaches of the Kenai River. Aside from monitoring, Ovitz has also been using qualitative research methods to document local knowledge of marine…

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Alaskan receives Digital Coast fellowship

A graduate student from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, College of Natural Science and Mathematics, has won a prestigious fellowship with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA.) Richard Buzard, who is working on his doctoral studies in Geoscience, with Assistant Professor of Coastal Geography Chris Maio, has been named a NOAA Digital Coast Fellow.…

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Sea Grant fellow hired by fishery council

One of the reasons Sara Cleaver likes working for the North Pacific Fishery Management Council is that her workmates are as enthusiastic about fish as she is. “It is such a relief to have coworkers who don’t find your obsession with fish to be weird—in fact, it is basically a requirement of the job.” Cleaver said. She has been hired full time by the Council, cutting short her Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship there. Her fellowship would have run until October, but instead she was recruited into a two-year position that started May 21.

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Fellowships announced by Alaska Sea Grant

CONTACT: Paula Dobbyn, 907-274-9698, paula.dobbyn@alaska.edu Five graduate students selected by Alaska Sea Grant will spend a year working with state and federal agencies to support healthy coastal communities and the marine environment. Alaska Sea Grant chose the students to participate in its State Fellowship program. The fellowships strengthen Alaska’s workforce by cultivating future professionals working in marine science and policy, fisheries,…

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