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Title: Michigan Sea Grant Knauss Fellows to Help Shape Great
January 18, 2002
Contact: Jennifer Read
(734) 936-3622

Michigan Sea Grant Knauss Fellows to Help Shape Great Lakes and Marine Policy

Ann Arbor, Mich. - Two graduate students from the University of Michigan (UM) and Michigan State University (MSU) have been selected to receive Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships upon the recommendation of Michigan Sea Grant. Sponsored by the National Sea Grant College Program, the fellowships allow outstanding students to work on Great Lakes and marine policy issues in Washington, D.C. for one year.

UM student Megan Agy and MSU student Kristine Lynch will join 35 Knauss Fellows from around the nation who will begin their terms on February 1, 2002.

"A year in Washington helps the Fellows learn about Administration and Congressional process - how things get done," said Michigan Sea Grant Assistant Director Jennifer Read. "No matter where they go after their fellowships, the experience is invaluable."

The Knauss Fellows attended a placement event in December 2001, where they met with potential hosts in the legislative and executive branches of the U.S. government.

Agy, a Master's candidate in resource ecology and management in the School of Natural Resources and Environment at UM, will work in the office of Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ). Agy will work on matters addressed by the Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans Subcommittee and the National Parks and Public Lands Subcommittee as well as issues important to the state of New Jersey. Her hometown is Snohomish, Washington.

Lynch, a Doctoral candidate in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at MSU, will work with the Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere and Fisheries, chaired by Sen. John Kerry (D-MA). The committee has jurisdiction over matters relating to the oceans, coastal zone management, fisheries and marine mammals, oil spill liability, and the U.S. Coast Guard. Lynch's hometown is Marysville, Michigan.

Michigan Sea Grant is now accepting applications for 2003 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships. For application information, contact Read at (734) 936-3622. Visit the Michigan Sea Grant website at www.miseagrant.org to learn more about the fellowship and this year's Knauss Fellows.

Established in 1969, Michigan Sea Grant is a cooperative program of the University of Michigan and Michigan State University. It is part of a national network of 30 Sea Grant programs dedicated to the protection and sustainable use of marine and Great Lakes resources. Funding is provided through the National Sea Grant College Program by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce.

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Joyce Daniels, Editor
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