Awarded Fellows

Our Fellows

John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellow 2020

Hannah Lachance will work as an International Fisheries Science Specialist for the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries Division, Office of Science and Technology from February 2020 through January 2021. She will support bilateral partnerships between the U.S. and a number of countries (e.g. China, Canada, India, Japan, Mexico, Norway) to ensure innovative scientific approaches are being shared between countries. Learn more about the Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship.

The Nature Conservancy in Vermont – Lake Champlain Sea Grant Science Communications Fellow

Suma Lashof is serving as Science Communications Fellow from December 2018 through November 2020. She is advancing understanding and utilization of best practices in science communications with public audiences while also raising awareness and expanding implementation of natural assets management to promote healthy ecosystems and flood hazard resilience. 

Vermont Youth Conservation Corps – Lake Champlain Sea Grant Water Quality and Conservation Careers Fellow

Justin Geibel is serving as a Conservation Careers Fellow from February 2020 to January 2021. As a Water Quality and Conservation Careers Fellow, Justin is engaging in research to effectively reach and train a diverse workforce (e.g., first generation college graduates, LGBTQ, non-native English speakers, people of color) and delivering high quality environmental and watershed science education to that workforce. The goal of the fellowship is to create a bridge to conservation careers for emerging professionals by providing mentorship and professional development.