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Jhoset Burgos-Rodriguez

Jhoset Burgos-Rodriguez

EPP Alumnus & 2016 Knauss Marine Policy Fellow

Jhoset earned his B.S. from University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras in 2012. He participated in a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), working with a mentor at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore on a project investigating the effects of storage temperature on the growth and survival of total and pathogenic Vibrio parahaemolyticus in Chesapeake Bay Oysters.

Jhoset continued on to earn his Master’s degree in Ecology and Ecosystem Sciences from the University of Rhode Island in 2014, where he served as chapter president of both the Society for Advancing Chicanos, Latinos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) and American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES). Jhoset is currently working toward his J.D. at the University of Puerto Rico. Through his Fellowship and law degree, Jhoset aspires to be an effective link between science and the policy-making process and dedicate his career to public service. Jhoset has been placed in the Department of Interior Office of Insular Affairs.