knauss fellow

June 27, 2013
Knauss fellowship: U.S. Capitol Building

Knauss Fellowship Finalists Announced

Three Virginia graduate students have been named finalists for the 2014 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship. This year's finalists from the Commonwealth will advance to Placement Week in Washington DC in fall 2013, where they will be placed with hosts in the executive branch of government.
December 18, 2012
Knauss Fellow Theresa Davenport. ©Kathryn Greves/VASG

2013 Knauss Fellows to Serve in DC

Virgnia’s 2013 Knauss Fellows will begin their fellowships in February. Theresa Davenport will spend her Knauss fellowship as an analyst in NOAA’s Office of Policy, Planning, and Evaluation (PPE). She will help set the course for NOAA by helping develop a 5 year strategic plan for research and development and by helping the office stay up-to-date on emerging science and policy issues. Davenport, who has a master’s in marine science from VIMS, says she is looking forward to being part of the team that helps shape NOAA’s research direction and helping ensure that the best available research i
November 30, 2012
Photo collage created by Kim Holzer depicting her work on invasive species as a Knauss Fellow at the US Fish and Wildlife Service. ©Kim Holzer

Fellowship Opportunities

Virginia Sea Grant currently has four great fellowships available for current and finishing graduate students. Check them out and submit your application today!
August 30, 2012
Emily Susko (left) and Kristen Jabanoski, Knauss Fellow from North Carolina Sea Grant, work on a reef ball mold.

Life as a Knauss Fellow: In and Out of the Office

As a Knauss Fellow in the National Sea Grant Office (NSGO), one of my primary duties is as coordinator for the Sustainable Coastal Development and the Hazard Resilient Coastal Communities Focus Areas. That means that I develop conferences, discussions, and seminars relating to coastal community issues and that
July 18, 2012

Life as a Knauss Fellow at the National Science Foundation

Every morning as I travel on the elevator up to the seventh floor of the National Science Foundation (NSF), each floor that I pass houses programs in a different discipline of science. In the same way, my experience as a Knauss Fellow in the Ocean Sciences Division of NSF has taken me through a broad range of ocean research. One day I read about coral reef work and the next I “dive” into the world of deep sea flagellates.
July 16, 2012
Representative Ed Markey references Dr. Seuss in debate on the House floor. ©Committe on Natural Resources Democrats

Life as a Knauss Fellow: Helping Congress Find its Inner Lorax

As a Knauss Fellow with the Committee on Natural Resources, my primary activities include researching legislation and hearing topics and drafting memoranda, opening statements for the Ranking Member, and questions for witnesses. I also attend meetings and briefings to understand policy issues and help the Committee take action where appropriate.
July 8, 2011
Invasive species, like the Asian carp, can displace native plants and animals and jeopardize the economy, environment, or human health. ©Fish & Wildlife Service

Life as a Knauss Fellow with Fish & Wildlife Service

As a Knauss Sea Grant Fellow with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Branch of Aquatic Invasive Species, I have been engaged in debates over possible invasive species management strategies. Rarely does a “simple” policy issue pass over my desk.
May 26, 2011
U.S. Naval Observatory entrance.

Life as Knauss Fellow in the Office of the Navy’s Oceanographer

Working in the Office of the Oceanographer of the Navy, Knauss Fellow Abigail Graefe works within these gates (and beyond the Secret Service detail) that protect the official residence of the Vice President. In addition to brushing elbows with important people, Graefe is participating in the formation of the National Ocean Policy.

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