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Delaware Sea Grant send two Knauss Fellows to Washington, D.C.

University of Delaware graduate student Lauren Knapp will get a first-hand look at marine policy decision-making when she heads to Washington, D.C., in February to begin her Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship. Sponsored by the National Sea Grant College Program and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Knauss Fellowship provides a unique educational experience for students interested in the national policy decisions that affect the ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources. It also affords unmatched access and opportunities for career development for graduate students interested in marine science and policy at the federal level.

Knapp, a doctoral candidate in marine studies in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, will spend a year as a research adviser fellow with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Engineer Research and Development Center. In this role, she will gain experience in valuation work on beach replenishment, living coastlines, dams, wetland restoration, fish passageways, and related activities.