Jillian Cohen, a PhD candidate in DNR, recently earned a Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy fellowship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The Knauss fellowship matches highly qualified graduate students with hosts in the legislative and executive branch of government located in the Washington, D.C. area. Cohen will spend a year working for the House Committee on Natural Resources, under the guidance of Ranking Minority Member Edward Markey. The committee considers legislation about American energy production, mineral lands and mining, fisheries and wildlife, public lands, oceans, Native Americans, irrigation and reclamation. Cohen will be serving on the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs.
Here are some relevant links:
Jillian Cohen’s personal website:https://sites.google.com/a/
The House committee:http://naturalresources.house.
The Knauss fellowship:http://www.seagrant.noaa.gov/