2020 California Sea Grant State Fellows Announced

Nicholas DeNezzo

California Sea Grant has selected 28 recipients for its prestigious State Fellowship, making this year’s cohort the largest yet. This opportunity provides fellows with unparalleled and hands-on training at the interface of science, communication, policy, and management at either a municipal, state, or federal host agency in California for one year. This year’s fellows are distributed among 21 different agencies throughout the state.

“Our State Fellowship program continues to draw very talented applicants, and provides them with the training and knowledge to jump-start careers in coastal and marine policy,” says California Sea Grant Director Shauna Oh. “Thanks to our growing network of strategic partnerships with California agencies, this program prepares some of the best and brightest young minds to become future leaders in the field. I am excited to see the opportunities awaiting the fellows in the coming year.”

All fellowship recipients have graduate-level training at universities within California, with this year’s cohort representing 13 universities throughout the state. This group of fellows brings diverse experience in the realms of environmental policy and management, marine and watershed science, biology and ecology, marine fisheries biology, marine biodiversity and conservation, resource management, environmental systems, earth science, and civil and environmental engineering.

2020 State Fellows and Agencies: