Sea Grant Announces 2022 Finalists for the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program

Collage of headshots of 2022 Knauss Fellows

NOAA and Sea Grant are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2022 class of the Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program.

The one-year fellowship places early career professionals in federal government offices in Washington, D.C. The 74 finalists in the 2022 class represent 28 of the 34 Sea Grant programs. Since 1979, almost 1,500 fellows have completed the program, becoming leaders in science, policy, and public administration roles.

Sponsored by MIT Sea Grant, Hannah Baranes is studying coastal dynamics and sedimentology for a Geosciences PhD at UMass Amherst, and Sheron Luk is a Chemical Oceanography PhD candidate bridging economics and environmental science with the MIT-WHOI Joint Program.

“I look forward to applying my expertise in coastal hazards toward reducing harm to marginalized communities who are disproportionately impacted by climate change.”

– Hannah Baranes, 2022 Knauss Fellow

“I look forward to connecting and learning from people within interdisciplinary positions in the environmental policy field.”

– Sheron Luk, 2022 Knauss Fellow



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