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Knauss Fellows from S.C. Selected

Feb 1, 2012 | News

Two College of Charleston graduate students were recently selected as Knauss executive fellows in the 2012 class of the prestigious John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship. Nominated by the Consortium, the students were among 42 selected from a nationwide pool of over 100 candidates.

Jennifer Bennett recently completed a M.S. in marine biology, and will serve in the NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research Ocean Acidification Program. Anna Manyak also completed a M.S. in marine biology, and will serve in the NOAA National Ocean Service Office of Response and Restoration.

To further the education of tomorrow’s leaders, the National Sea Grant Office sponsors the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program, bringing a select group of graduate students to the nation’s capital, where they work in the federal government’s legislative and executive branches.

The students learn about federal policy regarding marine and Great Lakes natural resources and lend their scientific expertise to federal agencies and congressional staff offices.

Each of the nation’s 32 Sea Grant programs can nominate up to six students to the Knauss fellows program annually. Selections are then made competitively from among those nominations.