UMaine Graduate Student Awarded Fellowship in D.C., Media Reports

According to an article that appeared in Boothbay Register, Noah Oppenheim, graduate student at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center, was recently awarded a Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship.“I am humbled and grateful for the opportunity to pursue a career in marine affairs at the federal level through the Knauss Fellowship,” said Oppenheim.

Rick Wahle, UMaine research professor in the School of Marine Sciences and adviser to Oppenheim, was also quoted in the article.

“I’m tremendously gratified to see that Noah’s being recognized for his hard work,” said Wahle. “He’s a great fit for the Knauss Fellowship because he’s eager to engage with stakeholders and policymakers in translating the findings and implications of new developments in fishery science.”

The one-year paid fellowship is aimed to give graduate students — interested in ocean resources and national policy — experience working with legislative and executive branches of government in the Washington, D.C. area. His fellowship — which is named after John A. Knauss, founder of Sea Grant and a former NOAA administrator — will begin in February 2016.