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2017 Knauss Fellowship Students Selected

Feb 1, 2017 | News

Emily Osborne. Emily Osborne and Christopher Katalinas have been selected for the Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship and will spend 2017 living, working, and learning in Washington, D.C.

Their applications for the fellowships, which are offered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Sea Grant College Program, were submitted by the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium.

Osborne earned a B.S. in Geology at the College of Charleston and a Ph.D. in Marine Science from the University of South Carolina. Her graduate research focused on using marine sediment samples to quantify ocean acidification in the coastal California Current Ecosystem over the past century. During her fellowship, Osborne will work with the NOAA Arctic Research Program as an ocean acidification specialist.

Photo of Emily Osborne courtesy NOAA.

Christopher Katalinas.Katalinas earned a B.S. in Biology at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania and an M.S. in Marine Biology at the College of Charleston. In his graduate work, he assessed the genetic influence of stock enhancement of red drum on the genetic diversity of the wild population, and he created a model to predict future influence. During his Knauss year, he will be working with the National Sea Grant Office communications team.

Photo of Christopher Catalinas courtesy NOAA Sea Grant.

The Knauss fellowship program, named for one of Sea Grant’s founders, is designed to provide educational experience to students who have an interest in ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions that affect those resources.

More information about Fellowships.