SMEA Students Present Capstone Projects

Students completing the Capstone Track in their Master’s of Marine Affairs program will be delivering their findings and final report to the School of Marine & Environmental Affairs community this Friday (March 5th).

After a year of preparation, research, analysis, and reporting, Capstone projects culminate in a 25-30 minute presentation where the Capstone Project Team delivers their work to the client. Capstone projects are meant to provide a collaborative space for students to work together to address a “real world” issue, and provides practical experience for students to hone their professional skills.

The schedule for this year’s presentations is below (student presenters in parentheses):

9:00-9:45am Cascadia Transboundary Climate Change and Natural Resource Governance (Alanna Greene, Corey King, Abby Rogerson) advised by Dr. Nives Dolšak

1:30-2:15pm Reopening of the RCA (Patrick Dodd, Christina Madonia, Marissa Paulling) advised by Dr. Phil Levin

3:45-4:30pm Marine Spatial Planning for Kelp Aquaculture Site Selection in Puget Sound (Katharine Byrnes, Corinne Noufi, Kalloway Page) advised by Dr. Eric Laschever

4:30-5:15pm Novel Ecosystems in the Green-Duwamish Watershed: Policy Perspectives (Sam Klein, James Lee, George Thomas) advised by Drs. Cleo Woelfle-Erskine and David Fluharty

Flyer advertising 4 presentations for SMEA capstone projects.
Incredible student work coming out of SMEA.


To join in for the presentations, please contact Leah Quinn ( or a member of the Capstone Project Team for the Zoom link.