Efeturi (Efe) Oghenekaro
Efe will graduate with her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (lead institution of the NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center) as part of the Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences (MEES) Program in December 2015. She studied the mesozooplankton dynamics of Maryland coastal bays under the mentorship of Dr. Paulinus Chigbu. Before matriculating to UMES, Efe earned her BS with honors in Fisheries Science from the University of Benin in Nigeria.
During the fellowship, Efe hopes to learn how science is applied to help shape policy decisions. This fellowship will be instrumental in helping her gain a working knowledge of how environmental policies are written and implemented at the highest levels of government. Efe has been placed in the Office of International Affairs for NOAA Research.