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February 13, 2017   Digest | UGA alumna selected for Knauss Fellowship

UGA alumna selected for Knauss Fellowship

February 13, 2017

UGA alumna Shiyu "Rachel" Wang has been awarded the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship for 2017. Sponsored by the National Sea Grant College Program, the yearlong fellowship matches current and recent graduate students with hosts in the legislative and executive branches of government.

Wang is spending one year working as an aquaculture program fellow in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Office of Aquaculture. The office creates employment and business opportunities in coastal communities; provides safe, sustainable seafood; and maintains healthy and productive marine populations, species, ecosystems and vibrant coastal communities.

Wang was among 125 Knauss fellowship applicants from across the country. Sixty-five were chosen for the 2017 class, representing 29 of the 33 state Sea Grant programs.

Wang received her master's degree in marine sciences from UGA and holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Ocean University of China.

Georgia Sea Grant is currently accepting applications for the 2018 Knauss fellowship. For information on applying, visit

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