Congratulations to second-year MARINA lab member Hannah Bassett on being awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) fellowship. She is one of two recipients within the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs (SMEA) receiving a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) grant and the only GFRP recipient in the category of political ecology this year. The GRFP is awarded to support “outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master’s and doctoral degrees.” This three-year fellowship will allow Hannah to continue her masters’ thesis research and begin her doctoral degree this coming fall. Hannah says she feels "incredibly honored to be an NSF fellow and looks forward to continuing her work on dive fisheries and human well-being in the Philippines and elsewhere." Her award is a recognition that integrated approaches to science disciplines are key to effective management. We are proud of Hannah’s significant achievements to date, and are certain that she will follow in GRFP’s "long history of selecting recipients who achieve high levels of success in their future academic and professional careers.” Congratulations Hannah!

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