Science Policy Fellow – Kelcee Smith


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD)

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

The National Academies of Sciences Gulf Research Program (NAS - GRP)

Funding Program

NAS Gulf Research Program - Fellowships

Project Location: Texas

Funding Source: BP and Transocean
Controlling Document: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Year Awarded: 2018

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Education and Outreach

Targeted Resources

Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

Ms. Smith is currently a Ph.D. student at Louisiana State University, where she studies genetic and population dynamics of the federally endangered smalltooth sawfish. She has worked with smalltooth sawfish since 2009 as both an intern and fisheries biologist for NOAA Fisheries. She received her Bacheloris degree in marine biology with minors in chemistry and mass communication from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. Her experience working with endangered species and communicating complicated science to the public has led to her interest in science policy. Upon completing her degree at LSU, Ms. Smith plans to work as a liaison between scientists and policy makers to ensure effective and efficient use of resources affecting imperiled species recovery. Ms. Smith is a founding member of the LSU Women in Science organization, where she works to bring together female graduate students, faculty, and staff across disciplines.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

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Project ID: 877
Project Name: Science Policy Fellow – Kelcee Smith
SourceUID: NAS_SPF_2018_Kel
Latitude: 30.19658162
Longitude: -97.71421394
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Texas
County: Unknown
Project Category: Human and Social
Project Action: Education and Outreach
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Targeted Resource(s): Human and/or Institutional Capacity
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Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2019
Implementing Organization: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD)
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Maggie Walser
Point of Contact – Phone: mwalser@nas.edu
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://www.nationalacademies.org/gulf/fellowships/science-policy/current-and-past-fellows/index.htm
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : None
Easement Holder Type: None
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 45000
DWH Funder: The National Academies of Sciences Gulf Research Program (NAS – GRP)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NAS Gulf Research Program – Fellowships
DWH Dollar Amount : 45000
DWH Source: BP and Transocean
Fund Origin: Criminal Settlement
Controlling Documents: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Award Year: 2018
Award Month: 0
Total Amount Leveraged: 0