Maggie Chan, graduate student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, will head to Washington, DC, next year as a Knauss Marine Policy Fellow. She is in a select group of 61 fellows nominated by Sea Grant programs nationwide who will start fellowships in February 2018.
Chan is a PhD candidate in the UAF College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, studying the effects of regulations on subsistence and sport halibut fishing. If given the option, Chan would work in the legislative branch. “A legislative fellowship would help me synthesize our national perspective toward marine resources, and I hope to take that perspective to the international fisheries management stage,” she said.
Alaska Sea Grant is sponsoring two Knauss Fellows in 2017. Charlotte Regula-Whitefield works in the DC office of Sen. Lisa Murkowski, and Kelly Cates is at the NOAA Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs.