What led you to pursue a Master of Marine Affairs?
In order to influence policy, I realized that I needed to become an expert in a specific sphere of the environment. I’ve long wanted to live near the ocean, so marine affairs sounded like the dream.
Why did you choose UW’s SMEA for graduate school?
In a word, Seattle. Besides the locale, I knew I could pursue policy investigations on cutting-edge renewable energy projects thanks to UW’s standing as a world-class environmental research center and SMEA’s human dimensions focus.
Associate Professor David Fluharty is the co-author of a new paper in PLoS One, entitled “Integration at the Round Table: Marine Spatial Planning in Multi-Stakeholder Settings.”Read more
SMEA Professor Patrick Christie is the co-author of a book chapter in a new, exciting book titled, “Governance of Marine Fisheries and Biodiversity Conservation: Interaction and Coevolution,” edited by Serge Garcia, Jake Rice, and Anthony Charles and published by Wiley.
Christe and co-authors L.M. Campbell and Nigel Armada contributed a chapter titled, “Stewardship in tropical small-scale fisheries: Community and national perspectives.” SMEA Assoc.
Congratulations to SMEA student Brit Sojka on her recently published chapter in the Arctic Yearbook 2014 (pp. 342 – 354). Sojka is also an Arctic Research Fellow and Canandian Studies FLAS Fellow at the UW. Her chapter, “The New Insecurities of Canadian Integrated Ocean Management”, is an “attempt to identify and address some of the emerging insecurities and tensions that exist between current federal resource management policies and their ultimate impact on both the people and environment of the Canadian Arctic.” Congratulations, Brit!Read more
Dr. Terrie Klinger, Stan and Alta Barer Professor of Sustainability Science, was named by Dean Lisa Graumlich on July 7, 2014 to be the new Director of the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs effective September 1, 2014, for a term of five years. This appointment is subject to approval by the UW Board of Regents. The current Director, Dr. Thomas Leschine, will step down from his 11-year tenure as Director on August 31, and will enjoy a one-year, well-deserved sabbatical focused on Arctic energy research before returning in 2015 to full-time teaching.Read more
SMEA’s intramural innertube basketball team, Superhuman Dimensions, went undefeated in the 2014 season, going 3-0 in the Tuesday night pool, and then 4-0 in the single elimination playoffs. They averaged 22.67 points while their opponents were held to just 9.33 points per game. Their final game against the Accounting Masters’ team, Voluntary Conversions, resulted in a 26-18 victory for Superhuman Dimensions, giving them the champion title!Read more
SMEA Alumna Megahn Brosnan ’09 was featured on a June 13, 2014 NPR Marketplace piece about the impacts of illegal fishing on fish stocks and fisherpeople. Brosnan works as the manager of the Pew Charitable Trust’s Ending Illegal Fishing project. Congrats and keep up the good work, Megahn!Read more
Associate Professor Terrie Klinger was featured in the June 2014 issue of Columns, the UW Alumni magazine, for the issue’s Faculty Profile. The article highlights Dr. Klinger’s work on ocean acidification, including the new Washington Ocean Acidification Center, of which she is co-Director with SMEA Affiliate Assistant Professor Jan Newton. For the entire Columns issue, please click here.
On May 19th, SMEA hosted Rear Admiral Linda Fagan, MMA 2000, who is now one of the highest ranking UW alumni in the Coast Guard and also one of the highest ranking female members of the Coast Guard ever. We were honored to have Rear Admiral Fagan join us to share a few words about her professional experience and how her degree from SMEA has impacted her career.Read more
SMEA is pleased to announce that four of our students have received scholarships from the UW College of the Environment. Congratulations!
Annika Saltman and Devon Thorsell: recipients of the Clarence H. Campbell Endowed Lauren Donaldson Scholarship
Clarence H. Campbell established this scholarship in memory of Lauren “Doc” Donaldson to support students in the Schools of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences, Marine and Environmental Affairs, and Oceanography.