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My experience and reflections working with JEDI Committee

December 30, 2020

Delaney Caslow, Fall 2020 Coastal Marine Intern

My name is Delaney Caslow, and I am a third-year student at the University of Georgia majoring in fisheries and wildlife and minoring in anthropology. I first heard about UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant through UGA’s Warnell School… Full story

Rolling with the punches: The misadventures of a Marine Education Fellow during a pandemic

December 16, 2020

Emily Griffith, 2020- 2021 Marine Education Fellow

Over the past three months, I’ve experienced a lot of transition since I moved to Skidaway Island, Georgia, to serve as one of four Marine Education Fellows this year at the UGA Aquarium! Social distancing protocols have changed what our… Full story

An aspiring food scientist’s mission to introduce jellyfish in the American market

November 25, 2020

Peter G. Chiarelli, 2020-21 Georgia Sea Grant Graduate Research Trainee

After finishing my bachelor’s in food science at the University of Florida, I decided to pursue my graduate degree at UGA because I was fascinated with the idea of working with edible jellyfish. It was something too intriguing to pass… Full story

Being open to the journey: reflections from a Knauss Marine Policy Fellow

October 8, 2020

Emily Horton, 2019 – 2020 Knauss Marine Policy Fellow

“Not all who wander are lost,” – J.R.R. Tolkien. This quote resonates with the value and vision driven—albeit less conventional—journey I have taken that has led me to a Ph.D. in Integrative Conservation and Anthropology and my current position as… Full story

Trawls and Tribulations

August 6, 2020

Talia Levine, 2019–2020 Georgia Sea Grant Graduate Research Trainee

A year ago, I arrived at the UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant Brunswick Station in Glynn County on the Georgia coast. I was conducting my master’s research in the Conservation Ecology and Sustainable Development Program at UGA’s Odum… Full story

A new solution to a looming shortage of lithium: The ocean!

July 22, 2020

Po-Wei Huang, 2019-2020 Georgia Sea Grant Graduate Research Trainee

My experience as a volunteer in Chiang Rai, a remote area of Thailand that lacks good energy, water and education infrastructure, inspired me to work on sustainability research and develop affordable renewable energy technologies as part of my graduate studies…. Full story

Early stage reflections on pursuing a career in fisheries conservation

July 6, 2020

Guy Eroh, 2020-2021 Knauss Marine Policy Fellow

For as long as I can remember, I have thought that fish are the most fascinating creatures in the world which is why I am dedicating my life to fisheries conservation. As a student at the University of Georgia, I… Full story

Preparedness from a social science perspective

June 18, 2020

Brooke Felt, 2019-2020 PSO Graduate Assistant

My name is Brooke Felt, and I am a PSO Graduate Research Assistant with the Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant. I am working on my master’s in clinical social work and public health with a focus on health promotion… Full story

Day to day of a Marine Education Fellow during quarantine

June 2, 2020

Madeline McDonald, 2019-2020 Marine Education Fellow

Over the course of the last nine months, I’ve had the opportunity to serve as one of four Marine Education Fellows here at the UGA Aquarium. I knew since my first day in September that this would be one of… Full story

Gliding into underwater robotics

May 11, 2020

Kimberly Donoghue, 2019-2020 Marine Education Fellow

As a Marine Education Fellow for UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, my responsibilities vary from day to day. I have the luxury of a very dynamic job that allows me to gain practical skills and partake in exciting… Full story

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