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  • 2012 California Sea Grant State Fellowship Winners Announced | California Sea Grant
    says fellowship winner Sara Hutto who studied kelp ecology at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories earning her master s in 2011 Hutto will be spending her fellowship year helping NOAA Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary test policies for saving blue fin and humpback whales from lethal ship strikes in the Santa Barbara Channel and around the entrance to the San Francisco Bay Yet another awardee is Miho Umezawa placed at California Natural Resources Agency Umezawa holds a master s from UC Santa Barbara s Bren School of Environmental Science and Management and prior to the California Sea Grant award was an intern with the West Coast Governors Alliance on Ocean Health As a fellow she will be the main point of contact for the governors Marine Debris Action Coordination Team and a lead for the state s highly acclaimed Thank You Ocean campaign The fellowship is a great opportunity to be exposed to high level marine policy and public outreach Umezawa says The other winners and the agencies hosting them for the year are Christy Bowles placed at the California Department of Parks and Recreation William Cecil California Department of Fish and Game Jeannine Manna California Coastal Commission Amanda Newsom California State Lands Commission Marine Invasive Species Program Scott Toews California Ocean Protection Council Johanna Weston State Water Resources Control Board Division of Water Quality Holly Wyer California State Lands Commission Division of Environmental Planning and Management Hayley Zemel California Ocean Science Trust Each of the fellowship recipients will receive a monthly stipend for up to 12 months to receive on the job training at host agencies all of which are either state or federal entities located in California and active in marine issues environmental quality and resource management The fellowship is modeled after the highly successfully NOAA Sea Grant John

    Original URL path: https://caseagrant.ucsd.edu/news/2012-california-sea-grant-state-fellowship-winners-announced (2015-06-03)
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  • 2011 California Sea Grant State Fellows Announced | California Sea Grant
    master s degree in environmental science and management from UC Santa Barbara In his last year at Santa Barbara he worked as a graduate intern in the Environmental Defense Center a nonprofit law firm in Santa Barbara He also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Peru from 2005 to 2007 Shannon Yee California Natural Resources Agency Shannon m yee gmail com As a State Fellow with the California Natural Resources Agency Shannon Yee will assess the coordination of California s ocean resource managers to ensure that coastal and marine environments are being conserved in line with state objectives She will act as a liaison between on the ground managers and state legislators in Sacramento Yee said she hopes to foster key partnerships and encourage open dialogues leading to laws and policies that are practical realistic and enforceable Yee received her master s in marine biodiversity and conservation from UC San Diego She has held a number of research positions including an internship at Georgia Sea Grant while an undergraduate Sarah Flores California Ocean Protection Council scflores ucdavis edu Sarah Flores is a State Fellow with the California Ocean Protection Council which was established to promote the sustainable management of the state s marine and coastal resources Broadly as support staff Flores will assist with agenda setting policy recommendations and project development consistent with the council s overarching mission She will also foster and maintain positive communication among stakeholders partners and grantees In particular she is very excited to assist the council in developing the forthcoming five year strategic plan Flores is near completion of her master s degree in geology from UC Davis for her work on reconstructing the paleo environment of Tomales Bay and relating major environmental changes reflected in the sediment record to anthropogenic events in the bay Oren Frey Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Orenfrey gmail com Oren Frey is a State Fellow with the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary s research team As part of the sanctuary s ecosystem based management initiative he will collaborate with scientists resource managers and other stakeholders to help develop criteria for identifying unique and rare places deserving special federal protection Frey also plans to develop a threats assessment to the resources at the sanctuary s new Davidson Seamount management zone He says he looks forward to assisting with at sea research and hopes to study some of the socioeconomic impacts of the sanctuary s marine protected areas Frey is currently pursuing a master s degree in international environmental policy at the Monterey Institute of International Studies His most recent internship was with the Surfrider Foundation in Monterey Kristen Hislop Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary khislop bren ucsb edu Kristen Hislop is a State Fellow with Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary in Santa Barbara As a fellow she will work on implementing management strategies to reduce ship strikes of endangered whales in the Santa Barbara Channel and will be involved with various aspects of the area s marine protected areas

    Original URL path: https://caseagrant.ucsd.edu/news/2011-california-sea-grant-state-fellows-announced (2015-06-03)
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  • 2010 California Sea Grant State Fellows Announced | California Sea Grant
    to the West Coast Currently he is planning workshops that will teach low lying coastal communities how to plan for rising sea levels and subsequent inundation during storms He is also coordinating some of the logistics of opening a new NOAA office in San Francisco specifically dedicated to serving San Francisco Bay Other projects include reviewing and planning a five day climate change training session and providing administrative support to an upcoming meeting of West Coast governors Hassrick earned a doctorate in marine ecology at UC Santa Cruz for his research on the foraging ecology of female northern elephant seals and how it relates to their age and weight His tagging and tracking research conducted under the direction of California Sea Grant researcher Daniel Costa focused media attention on the importance of apex predators to ocean health Erinn McKell Ocean Resources Management Program California Natural Resources Agency erinnmckell gmail com Erinn McKell is a State Fellow with the California Ocean Resources Management Program of the California Natural Resources Agency As a State Fellow she will be supporting the program s broad mission of ensuring the governor s top ocean and coastal priorities are accomplished Because the November gubernatorial election is occurring during her fellowship she will also be part of the transition to a new administration Some of the specific projects with which she may become involved include implementing the West Coast Governors Agreement on Ocean Health and the Marine Life Protection Act interfacing with the Ocean Protection Council and planning the California and the World Ocean 2010 conference McKell earned a master s in biological oceanography from Cal State Monterey Bay Moss Landing Marine Laboratories for her studies of denitrifying microbes in Elkhorn Slough and their relationship to anthropogenic sources of nitrogen pollution Prior to entering graduate school she was an underwriter at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage and a research associate program manager at the pharmaceutical giant Wyeth Ayerst in New York Pam Rittelmeyer California Ocean Protection Council State Coastal Conservancy prittelmeyer scc ca gov Pam Rittelmeyer is a State Fellow with the governor appointed California Ocean Protection Council in Oakland During her year long fellowship she will support the council s mandate to coordinate the state s ocean related activities to better manage ocean resources One project she anticipates being involved with is the council s new interest in spatial management Given her strong background in multi media journalism she will also be suited to contribute to California s Thank You Ocean Campaign She may also become involved with a project to rank the dangers posed by various aquatic invasive species in coastal California Rittelmeyer earned a master s in geography from Cal State Fullerton for her GIS intensive project to map the potential distributions of fishes along the East Coast She also holds a certificate in digital filmmaking specializing in animation from New York University In addition she has moonlighted as a Malibu based filmmaker wildlife photographer journalist and movie camera operator Liz Rogers California Ocean Science

    Original URL path: https://caseagrant.ucsd.edu/news/2010-california-sea-grant-state-fellows-announced (2015-06-03)
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  • 2009 State Fellows Awarded | California Sea Grant
    cable laying or trawling We are excited to have Steve on board DeVogelaere says He s bright he s young he s energetic He also has experience with GIS and he likes and has experience at sea Fellowship recipient Sarah Henkel the only doctorate in this year s class studied the invasive kelp Undaria pinnatifida for her thesis and was dubbed Weed Queen by her lab mates for her enthusiasm for seaweed science Beginning this fall Henkel will be working at the California Ocean Science Trust under the direction of its Executive Director Amber Mace herself a former State Fellow in 2005 The state is conducting an aquatic invasive species risk assessment for six vectors ways in which invasive species are introduced and spread besides ballast water Mace explained Henkel will participate in this project and help assemble an aquatic invasive species expert panel to evaluate the state s invasive species program I anticipate that through the fellowship I will participate in the development of solutions to address environmental threats and economic challenges facing communities dependent on marine resources Henkel wrote in fellowship application California is at the forefront of ocean protection says Shauna Oh manager of the California Sea Grant State Fellowship program Our applicants realize they don t have to relocate to Washington D C to get the experience they need to have top level careers in marine policy 2009 California Sea Grant State Fellowship winners Ashley Blacow who plans to earn a master s in international environmental policy from the Monterey Institute of International Studies in December placed at the California Ocean Resources Management Program Steve Choy who holds a master s in environmental science and management from UC Santa Barbara placed at the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Rachelle Fisher a master s in marine biology

    Original URL path: https://caseagrant.ucsd.edu/news/2009-state-fellows-awarded (2015-06-03)
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  • Delta Science Fellowship | California Sea Grant
    two years In addition each fellow may request funds up to 31 750 for postdoctoral fellows and 21 150 for predoctoral fellows for research supplies equipment and travel expenses necessary for carrying out the proposed research and attending scientific meetings including the Bay Delta Science Conference The funds for research related costs and benefits are subject to an indirect cost rate limit of 25 in accordance with rates determined set by the cooperative agreement between the Science Program and California Sea Grant The maximum amount requested for the stipend and research and or education related expenses including tuition or health benefits should not exceed 84 688 yr for postdoctoral fellows and 51 438 yr for predoctoral fellows including indirect costs For predoctoral fellows the portion of the award provided to each fellow for tuition unless waived health insurance and other university fees will be determined by each university in accordance with its guidelines The portion of the award for living expenses will be distributed as a monthly stipend not as salaries wages and benefits by the academic or research institution affiliated with the fellow Continued support after the first year will be contingent on satisfactory performance of the fellow and on the availability of funds Applicants are strongly encouraged to use existing data sets to the maximum extent feasible If collection of new data is part of the proposed research the prospective fellow should clearly explain how this new data will supplement available data what existing data will also be used and provide a clear rationale of why new data are essential to the research objectives Mentorship Program A formal mentoring plan will be required to be submitted within one month after funds are awarded and the fellowship is initiated The purpose of the mentoring plan is to ensure a quality experience for the fellow that provides a springboard to a career in scientific research and or program implementation A sample mentoring plan is provided in Appendix D 2013 Priority Topic Areas For 2013 the Delta Science Fellows Program is encouraging the submission of research proposals that address one or more of the priority research topics associated with the five main policy areas outlined in the Delta Plan Delta Plan Policy Areas A More Reliable Water Supply for California Protect Restore and Enhance the Delta Ecosystem Improve Water Quality to Protect Human Health and Environment Reduce Risk to People Property and State Interests in the Delta Protect and Enhance the Unique Cultural Recreational Natural Resource and Agricultural Values of the California Delta as an Evolving Place Guiding Documents Research topics need to address the science needs identified in the Delta Plan available as the final draft Delta Plan on the Council website Additional documents can be helpful to applicants wishing to familiarize themselves with broad and specific Science Program issues Delta Independent Science Board products http deltacouncil ca gov science board delta isb products 2012 Long term Operations Opinions Annual Review http deltacouncil ca gov science event 7842 Fall Low

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  • NMFS-Sea Grant Fellows (Pop Dyn & Marine Economics) | California Sea Grant
    of quantitative methods for assessing the economics of the conservation and management of living marine resources Fellows will work on thesis problems of public interest and relevance to NMFS under the guidance of NMFS mentors at participating NMFS Science Centers or Laboratories Up to two fellowships of each type are awarded nationally each year Start date for both fellowships is June 1 Overview Program Goals OVERVIEW In 1999 NOAA National Sea Grant Office and NOAA Fisheries established a graduate fellowship program in two specialized areas Population and Ecosystem Dynamics For Ph D students interested in the population and ecosystem dynamics of living marine resources and the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing their status The emphasis will be on the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing marine ecosystems for assessing the status of fish invertebrate and other targeted species stocks and for assessing the status of marine mammals seabirds and other protected species Fellows will work on thesis problems of public interest and relevance to NMFS under the guidance of NMFS mentors at participating NMFS Science Centers or Laboratories Up to three years of funding Marine Resource Economics For Ph D students interested in marine resource economics concentrating on the conservation and management of living marine resources Fellows will work on thesis problems of public interest and relevance to NMFS under the guidance of NMFS mentors at participating NMFS Science Centers or Laboratories Up to two years of funding Program Goals The main goals of the program are to Encourage qualified applicants to pursue careers in either population dynamics and stock assessment or in marine resource economics Increase available expertise related to these disciplines Foster closer relationships between academic scientists and NOAA Fisheries Provide real world experience to graduate students and accelerate their career development To

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  • Knauss Fellowship | California Sea Grant
    located in the Washington D C area for a one year paid fellowship The program is named after former NOAA administrator John A Knauss Learn more about the Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship through podcasts produced by Wisconsin Sea Grant Articles about previous Knauss Fellows 2015 Knauss Fellowships Announced 2014 Knauss Fellowships Announced 2013 Knauss Fellowships Announced 2012 Knauss Fellowships Announced Former CASG Policy Fellow and Trainee appointed to National Sea

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  • Graduate Trainees (from Core Awards) | California Sea Grant
    Research projects sponsored by California Sea Grant generally include support for at least one graduate student trainee who is selected by the research scientist Approximately 900 students have been involved in the California Sea Grant trainee program since its inception in 1968 The Sea Grant traineeship program allows graduate students to conduct research under faculty guidance with the dual purposes of performing important research and satisfying education requirements for master s and doctoral theses in fields as diverse as oceanography ecology engineering law geology and food science Students working on Sea Grant projects are acquiring skills and experience that will allow them to complete their own thesis research Where are these former trainees now A survey showed that the largest group currently holds faculty or research positions at colleges universities and other academic institutions followed by federal state or local government programs and private industry Other trainees are now pursuing postdoctoral degrees teaching at the secondary level or are in the legal profession Current Fellowship Opportunities Past Fellowships Opportunities Delta Science Fellowship NMFS Sea Grant Fellows Pop Dyn Marine Economics Knauss Fellowship State Fellowship Graduate Trainees from Core Awards Managing Your Fellowship Award Fellows Blog Where are our alumni Contact

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