Two graduate students from the University of Georgia have been selected as finalists for the 2020 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, sponsored by the National Sea Grant College Program. The finalists will spend one year in Washington, D.C. in marine policy-related positions in legislative and executive branches of the federal government.
The students will join 69 other finalists in the 2020 class representing 27 of the 34 Sea Grant programs in the coastal and Great Lakes states and territories.
The finalists from Georgia are:
Guy Eroh, a master’s student in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. Eroh is studying hybridization in Georgia’s black bass species and the effects of fungicidal hydrogen peroxide treatments in the hatching success of walleye eggs. He holds a bachelor’s degree in ecology from the University of Georgia.
Emily Yarbrough Horton is finishing her PhD in integrative conservation and anthropology in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia. Horton is focusing her research on the socioecological dimensions of small-scale fisheries governance in a marine protected area in Northeastern Brazil. She holds a B.S. in environmental science and communications form the University of South Alabama.
The 2020 Knauss finalists will become the 41st class of the fellowship and will join a group of over 1,300 professionals who have received hands-on experiences transferring science to policy and management through the program.
Placement of 2020 Knauss finalists as fellows is contingent on adequate funding in Fiscal Year 2020.
The National Sea Grant College Program announced finalists for the 2020 John A. Knuass Marine Policy Fellowships. Here is a link to the national release.