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McClellan Earns Coastal Management Fellowship

Sep 15, 2018

Kelsey McClellan.S.C. Sea Grant Consortium nominee Kelsey McClellan has been selected for a two-year Coastal Management Fellowship by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office for Coastal Management.

McClellan was matched with the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, where she will work to establish and pilot a method for calculating the user capacity of tourist sites and provide recommendations to guide sustainable development of a growing tourism industry.

McClellan earned a B.S. degree in Environmental and Natural Resources from Clemson University and a Master’s in Environmental Studies from the College of Charleston. She worked as a coastal resilience research associate for the Consortium before heading to the Northern Mariana Islands for her fellowship position.

The Coastal Management Fellowship was established in 1996 to provide on-the-job education and training opportunities for postgraduate students and project assistance for state coastal zone management programs. McClellan is the 19th nominee by the Consortium to be selected.

Photo: Kelsey McClellan by Susan Ferris Hill, S.C. Sea Grant Consortium.