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Two UGA graduate students will head to nation’s capital as 2018 Knauss Fellows

Two UGA graduate students, Mary Katherine Rogener and Sarah Harrison, have been selected for the 2018 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship.

Sponsored by the National Sea Grant College Program, the fellowship will allow Harrison and Rogener to spend a year in marine policy-related positions in the legislative and executive branches of the federal government in Washington, D.C.

Rogener earned her bachelor’s degree in marine science from Boston University, where she studied human impacts on the coastal estuaries of New England. She is working toward a doctorate in marine sciences at UGA. Her graduate studies focus on investigating human impacts on the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem, specifically sites affected by the Deepwater Horizon spill and the low oxygen dead zone off the coast of Louisiana.

Harrison completed her undergraduate work at Harvard College where she worked in a lab studying the fate and transformation of oil in the Gulf of Mexico environment following the Deepwater Horizon spill. After obtaining a degree in chemistry and minor in classics, Harrison began her graduate work at the marine sciences department at UGA in 2014.