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Confidence, Validation, Success, Gratitude:
2017 Commonwealth Fellow grows, makes impact

Confidence, Validation, Success, Gratitude:2017 Commonwealth Fellow grows, makes impact By Andrew Kirk | Virginia Commonwealth University Commonwealth Fellow Andrew Kirk blogs for us about his experiences and growth in the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Kirk earned his Master’s in Biology at the Virginia Commonwealth University in 2016. and was partnered with the DEQ

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New Opportunities:
A Knauss fellow’s professional development experience

Above: Gina Digiantonio on the left with leadership from the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force visit Biscayne National Park. New Opportunities: A Knauss fellow’s professional development experience By VASG Knauss Fellow Gina Digiantonio  Gina Digiantonio is a Virginia Sea Grant Knauss Fellow in the executive branch. She graduated from Drake University with a bachelor’s in biology

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Many Suits:
2017 Knauss Fellow reports for Congress, meets Hurricane Hunters

2017 Virginia Sea Grant Executive Knauss Fellow Sasha Doss blogs for us about her experience in the NOAA Fisheries Office of Protected Resources. Doss has a masters degree in fish and wildlife conservation from Virginia Tech where she studied muskellunge and their potential influence on smallmouth bass in the New River. The project was started to help address angler concerns

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Mentoring Young Scientists Program
Benefits from VASG Graduate Fellow Outreach

The following blog post is by Hannah Aichelman, a Virginia Sea Grant (VASG) graduate research fellow, and a graduate student at Old Dominion University (ODU). Aichelman is studying how climate change might affect temperate coral species off the coast of Virginia.  Last week I had the pleasure of sharing some of the research happening at ODU, including

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Dip, Dig,
Crunch and Rise

Dennis Quigley is a photography intern for Virginia Sea Grant studying photography at Thomas Nelson Community College. Here, he recounts his experience photographing working oystermen. A Day in the Life of an Oysterman The sun was still below the horizon as I made my way to the James River Marina. I parked my vehicle and rummaged

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