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Science Policy Fellow - Marcy Cockrell

Implementing Organization

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services


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

Funding Program

NASEM Gulf Research Program Fellowships


Project Category

Human and Social

Project Actions

Education and Outreach

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Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

Dr. Cockrell holds a Ph.D. in marine resource assessment from the University of South Florida (USF) and an M.S. in marine science from Northeastern University. Her dissertation work used fisheries-dependent datasets and novel statistical modeling to understand the response and resilience of commercial reef fishermen to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and recent management changes in the Gulf of Mexico. Dr. Cockrell has gained experience in science communication and policy through a variety of forums, including participation in organized Congressional visits to Capitol Hill, leading a science communication workshop, and working as a science mentor for three years with USF’s Oceanography Camp for Girls. Prior to graduate school, Dr. Cockrell worked as a research technician at Brown University, where she conducted extensive field work to investigate the ecology of urbanized estuaries.


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