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Ghosts of Knauss Past, Present, Future: The John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship
The Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship provides a unique educational and professional experience to graduate students who have an interest in ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. The Fellowship, named after one of Sea Grant's founders and former NOAA Administrator John A. Knauss, matches highly qualified graduate students with "hosts" in the legislative and executive branch of government located in the Washington, D.C. area for a one-year paid fellowship. In celebration of NOAA and CSO's 50th anniversary, we have brought together a panel of Knauss Alumni, who are affectionately called the "Knauss Mafia", to highlight the success of alumni, discuss the purpose and mission of the fellowship, and create conversation to reach to future fellows. The purpose of this session is to celebrate the Knauss Fellowship alongside the 50th Anniversary of NOAA and CSO. We will highlight Knauss success stories and promote the fellowship in 12-minute presentations from Knauss Alumni whom will share career arc stories of experiences during their fellowship, post graduation networking, and their current career roles. Questions will be reserved for the end of the session in a 30-minute panel discussion with all speakers available for questions and discussion. Shelby Butz (2020 Fellow) will moderate the session to synthesize the talks, provide direction, and encourage discussion during the panel portion.