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Two S.C. Graduate Students Serving as 2014 Knauss Fellows in Washington, D.C.

Apr 8, 2014

Two South Carolina graduate students were selected as fellows in the 2014 class of the prestigious John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship. Nominated by the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium, the students were among 48 chosen from nominees of 24 Sea Grant programs nationwide.

Chelsea Wegner is serving as special assistant to the deputy assistant administrator of NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research. She is a policy advisor to the Interagency Working Group on Ocean Partnerships as part of the efforts to implement the National Ocean Policy. Wenger earned a M.S. in marine science at the University of South Carolina.

Katie Allen is working with the staff of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee for Fisheries, Oceans, Wildlife, and Insular Affairs. She conducts research on topics of interest to the committee, drafts questions and talking points for hearings, and meets with stakeholders. Allen has a Ph.D. in integrative biology from the University of South Carolina.

Learn more about the Knauss fellowship and other opportunities for graduate and post-graduate students.