State Fellow Spotlight — Kyle Neumann

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Jesse Gordon contributed to this story Kyle Neumann is an Alaska Sea Grant State Fellow with the NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center Genetics Program in Juneau.  He is working to develop new technologies that will allow for autonomous collection of environmental DNA (eDNA) samples.  Kyle explained that the genetics lab is developing “eDNA sampling robots…

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State Fellow Spotlight: Hannah-Marie Garcia

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Jesse Gordon contributed to this story Alaska Sea Grant State Fellow, Hannah-Marie Garcia, is completing her 12-month fellowship with the Alaska Conservation Foundation’s (ACF) Northern Latitudes Partnership (NLP) team. The mission of the NLP is “collaborating across geographic and disciplinary boundaries to help communities be culturally, environmentally, and economically secure in a rapidly changing North.”…

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State Fellow Spotlight: Hannah Wilson

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Jesse Gordon contributed to this story. Hannah Wilson saw the Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship as an exciting opportunity to apply her academic background and dedication to place-based conservation in Alaska. “The Alaska Sea Grant fellowship sounded like exactly what I wanted to be doing. Specifically, facilitating collaboration between different marine and environmental entities to…

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Call for hosts and fellows: Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship

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Alaska Sea Grant invites Alaska-based organizations to host 2022 Alaska Sea Grant State Fellows for one year starting next summer. We are also inviting graduate students to apply to the fellowship program. The Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship builds and strengthens Alaska’s future marine and coastal resource management workforce by encouraging enthusiastic, bright new professionals…

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NOAA Coastal Management and Digital Coast Fellowships

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NOAA is recruiting candidates for the 2022 Coastal Management Fellowship and Digital Coast Fellowship programs. These two-year fellowships provide on-the-job education and training in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students, and provide project assistance to state coastal zone management agencies and other key NOAA partners. The fellowships start in August, and are available…

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State Fellow spotlight: Noelle Helder

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Jesse Gordon contributed to this story. This past summer, Noelle Helder was selected as an Alaska Sea Grant State Fellow and matched with the Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. ACEP is a research group that uses applied research to address statewide energy challenges. Noelle is using her…

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State Fellow spotlight: Tav Ammu

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Jesse Gordon contributed to this story. Tav Ammu grew up commercial fishing in Dillingham. After completing a B.A. in English literature in 2007 at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, he explored the world and a variety of professions. He taught English in France and Turkey, and volunteered with the Peace Corps in Kyrgyzstan. He also…

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Applications open for Knauss Fellowship

The John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship is a competitive paid professional opportunity for graduate students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources, and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. Alaska Sea Grant nominates graduate students from Alaska schools who are interested in the fellowship. Named after a Sea…

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State Fellow spotlight: Ashley Bolwerk

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Jesse Gordon contributed to this story. Ashley Bolwerk describes her professional path as one that has “meandered between science and education.” After spending six years working for the Sitka Sound Science Center as education manager and contributing to various research projects, Bolwerk decided that she wanted to focus on a science-driven career. She hopes to…

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State Fellow spotlight: Becca Cates

Becca Cates

Jesse Gordon contributed to this story. Becca Cates recently began her Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship with the Alaska Fisheries Science Center. Cates earned her B.S. in Environmental Science from Western Washington University, where she developed an interest in marine ecology. After completing her undergraduate degree, she moved to the Florida Keys, where she worked…

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