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Program: Robert E. Malouf Marine Studies Scholarship

Assignment:

Emily Mazur is working with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to better understand how agencies can communicate critical weather, ocean and climate information to Oregon’s science practitioners. Facilitating the relationship between scientists and practitioners will help Oregon decision-makers access needed information, while also giving voice to Oregon community needs in science.

Education:

Emily completed her B.S. in Marine Science and Biology at the University of Miami, where she also minored in Marine Policy. Her NOAA Hollings internship at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center and a study-abroad experience in the Galapagos, Ecuador, steered Emily’s interests toward natural resource management. Emily is currently in the second year of her Master’s in Marine Resource Management at Oregon State University, where she is researching best-management practices for agency-driven communication.

Professional and Research Interests:

Emily is interested in how to best reach marine resource management decisions by incorporating diverse stakeholders and best available science. She believes that communities should be consulted and considered in resource management since they have a stake in the long-term viability of natural resources on which they rely. Emily is especially interested in how stakeholder needs will change with changing climate and ocean conditions, and how these changes will affect marine resource management.