Graduate Research Fellowships and Opportunities
Monday, November 16, 4:00-5:00 pm CST
Come learn about available graduate research fellowship opportunities! Four speakers representing various environmental organizations around the coast will give a 10 minute presentation on their organization's mission and opportunities they have for graduate students. Questions will be open at the end of the presentations.
2. An email with the Go-To-Meeting link and further instructions will be sent to you via email prior to the event.
Niki Pace, LA Sea Grant
Niki Pace is currently the Sustainability coordinator for LA Sea Grant. She will be discussing the Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship
Mia Zwolinksi, TX Sea Grant
Mia Zwolinski is the Research Coordinator for Texas Sea Grant at Texas A&M University. She oversees the program’s research grant competitions, fellowship opportunities, Texas Sea Grant’s Grants-In-Aid of Graduate Research Program and the Texas Sea Grant Scholars Program for undergraduate research. As Assistant Director of Fiscal Administration, she assists the Director of Texas Sea Grant in program fiscal oversight and sponsored awards management.
Melissa Ladd, Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship through NOAA
Melissa Ladd is currently the Fellowship Learning Coordinator with Lynker Tech at NOAA, and she has been involved with launching NOAA's new Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship at the National Estuarine Research Reserves. She, and three current Davidson Fellows in the Gulf, will be discussing this new federal research opportunity for graduate students.
Kira Allen, Davidson Fellow at Apalachicola NERR, University of Central Florida
Matthew Virden, Davidson Fellow at Grand Bay NERR, Mississippi State University
Kristine Zikmanis, Davidson Fellow at Rookery Bay NERR, Florida International University
Maeesha Saeed, Gulf Research Program
Maeesha Saeed is currently the Associate Program Officer with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. She is responsible for supporting the fellowship programs under the Gulf Education and Engagement program with the Gulf Research Program since 2019.