September 10, 2012
Jennifer Phillips, a master’s candidate in Environment and Resources, has been selected as a 2013 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellow. She will begin the one-year paid fellowship in February 2013, following the completion of her master’s program.
The fellowship, established in 1979 by the National Sea Grant College Program, provides a unique educational experience to students with an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. It is is named in honor of former National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration administrator John A. Knauss, one of Sea Grant's founders.
The program matches highly qualified graduate students with hosts in the legislative and executive branch of government in the Washington, D.C. area.
Phillips is advised by Galen McKinley, an assistant professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences and an affiliate faculty member in the Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research. Her thesis outlines the likely path and potential impacts of carbon dioxide acidification of the Great Lakes.