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Rattlesnakes in Coastal Georgia

June 20, 2023

2022-2023 State Fellow, Michael Brennan

To be honest, I never thought a Georgia Sea Grant fellowship would appeal to me or my career path. My research interests have always been on inland systems from freshwater swamp to dry sandhills. My research as an undergraduate and… Full story

Looking back and looking forward: A new paradigm at Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary

May 12, 2023

Madison Monroe, 2022-2023 Sea Grant State Fellow

Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary is a hidden gem along the coast of Georgia. It is a 22-square-mile protected parcel of the ocean that hosts a variety of unique organisms and habitat. As a Georgia Sea Grant state fellow, I… Full story

Non-traditional solutions to pollution

April 12, 2022

Shannon Matzke, 2021-22 State Fellow

As a Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant State Fellow working with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Resources Division (GA DNR CRD), I have the opportunity to learn about different aspects of what goes into managing our state’s… Full story

Diving into a virtual workspace at Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary

March 14, 2022

Victoria Baglin, 2021-2022 State Fellow

When you think of a marine scientist, you probably imagine someone working from a boat, or maybe a submarine. Or at least that’s what I always imagined growing up. I didn’t know what to expect when I joined Gray’s Reef… Full story

A Gateway to Career Pathways

August 27, 2021

Cristin Alexi Archer, 2020-2021 Georgia State Sea Grant Fellow

In May of 2019, I graduated from Allegheny College with a degree in biology and environmental science. I had no idea what I wanted to do other than that it would relate to marine life. Now, I am in the… Full story

Communication on preparing, adapting and recovering

June 25, 2021

Meghan Angelina, 2020-2021 Georgia Sea Grant State Fellow

My experience as a Georgia Sea Grant State Fellow has shown me how diverse the field of marine science is, and how communicating with stakeholders of various backgrounds offers extraordinary results. To continue developing into a well-rounded biologist, I sought… Full story

A day in the life of a Georgia Sea Grant State Fellow

March 11, 2020

Kristafer Howard, 2019-2020 Sea Grant State Fellow

Gray’s Reef, one of only fifteen National Marine Sanctuaries in the United States, is a beautiful collection of color and biodiversity hidden below 65 feet of water off of the Georgia coast. It was not until being awarded the Georgia… Full story

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