Amber stands at the wheel of a vessel at sea wearing cold weather field clothes and smiling at the camera.

Amber Rhodes

Fishery Policy Analyst
NOAA Fisheries, West Coast Region, Sustainable Fisheries Division

EPP/MSI participation


  • M.B.A. Public Administration, concentration in Marine Policy from University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
  • M.S. Marine Science, concentration in Fisheries Science from University of North Carolina at Wilmington, supported by the Graduate Sciences Program.
  • B.S. Marine Biology from University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

EPP/MSI's support was instrumental in funding my degrees, research, and development as a NOAA employee. I was afforded useful insights into the federal fisheries decision-making process ... I continue to treasure professional relationships I was able to establish ... The program took me to the West Coast. The experience broadened my perspective on the culture, institutions, and policies acting on fisheries. I've been working on West Coast issues ever since...

Amber Rhodes