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Symone Barkley

Exhibits Manager and Education Specialist
National Ocean Service

EPP/MSI participation

  • Cooperative Science Centers:

    • NOAA Environmental Cooperative Science Center (ECSC) (2012)

    • NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center (LMRCSC) (2009, 2015)

  • Undergraduate Scholarship Program (2010)


  • M.S. Natural Resources from Delaware State University, supported by LMRCSC.
  • B.A., B.S. Marine and Environmental Science from Hampton University, supported by the Undergraduate Scholarship Program and LMRCSC.

Participation in EPP from undergraduate through graduate school oriented me to NOAA line offices and program efforts, which prepared me for the Knauss Fellowship and my current role. I also met great colleagues in the EPP/MSI program who have become my support system and good friends.

Symone Barkley