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Science Policy Fellow - Michelle Culver

Implementing Organization

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Gulf of Mexico Program


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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


Project Category

Human and Social

Project Actions

Education and Outreach

Targeted Resources

Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

Ms. Culver graduated from Baylor University with a B.S. in environmental science and earned an M.S. in coastal and marine system science from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Her thesis research explored the relationship between beach geomorphology characteristics and Kemp’s ridley nesting habits along Padre Island, Texas. While in graduate school, Ms. Culver served as Project Manager for the Harte of the Gulf Film Competition, an outreach event with the mission of engaging the Gulf of Mexico community through education and film. Prior to her fellowship, she was a coastal geoscientist in the Coastal and Marine Geospatial Lab of the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, where she participated in a project relating to coastal resiliency.


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