Amanda Lawrence announced as Knauss Fellowship finalist
Amanda Lawrence has been named a finalist in the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program sponsored by Sea Grant and NOAA. She is one of four graduate students from University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and among 69 finalists nationwide to be selected to work in either the Executive or Legislative branches of government on coastal and marine science policy for one year.
Finalists for the Knauss Fellowship are chosen through a series of reviews at both the state and national levels. Their official placement in a government organization will be determined after interviews with several executive or legislative offices this fall.
Amanda has been working in the Chung Lab to identify a male-specific hormone that indicates maturity in crabs to help fisheries management make well-informed decisions about size limits. Amanda is also the IMET Graduate Student Association President. You can read about her goals for the GSA here.