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Science Policy Fellow - Abbey Hotard

Implementing Organization

The National Academies of Sciences and Engineering Gulf Research Program (NASEM GRP)


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Funding Organization

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – Gulf Research Program (NASEM - GRP)

Funding Program

NASEM Gulf Research Program Fellowships


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Project Actions

Education and Outreach

Targeted Resources

Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

Ms. Hotard holds a Master of Marine Resources Management from Texas A&M University at Galveston and a B.S. in coastal environmental science from Louisiana State University. Her graduate research focused on how Gulf Coast residents perceive and respond to coastal environmental hazards. Ms. Hotard complemented her master’s program with applied learning opportunities, including the Sustainable Adaptive Gradients in the Coastal Environment Boston short course and the National Science Foundation Partnerships for International Research and Education Coastal Flood Risk Reduction Program in Amsterdam. She also served as a student volunteer with the Federal Emergency Management Agency in their Response Geospatial Office. These experiences developed her knowledge of modeling, planning, and risk communication practices used in the U.S. and abroad.


Gulf Research Program
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Environmental Protection Agency, Gulf of Mexico Program

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