Photo story: Knauss fellow reflects back on a whirlwind year at NOAA

Every February, a few dozen recent graduate students from across the country make their way to Washington, D.C., to get firsthand experience working in the federal government. Though each takes on a different role in an executive agency or a Congressional office, these Knauss fellows share a common goal: to use their fellowship year to better understand and advance national policy for the oceans, coasts, and Great Lakes. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the fellowship, with 66 Knauss fellows starting their placements this month. As the new class of 2019 arrives, Lauren Gibson of the Knauss class of 2018 reflects on her year working in NOAA’s Office of Education.