Mention “Knauss fellows” in Washington, D.C., and you are likely to get a smile.

Some people know the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship as an opportunity for individual graduate students to work in coastal and ocean policy. But the network of fellows also serves as an extensive collection of professionals, stretching across disciplines and decades.

North Carolina Sea Grant has had 67 placements through 2014, among the highest in the Sea Grant Network. In the Autumn issue of Coastwatch, we debuted “Knauss Fellows: Where Are They Now” to catch up with some past fellows.

“In this series we offer strong examples of the dedication that our Knauss fellows bring to their professions throughout their careers,” notes Susan White, North Carolina Sea Grant executive director.

Meet Jessica Maher, Emily Vuxton and Angela Gustavson, three former fellows, all with careers in Washington, D.C.

Jessica Maher headshot.

Jessica Maher

Emily Vuxton headshot.

Emily Vuxton

Angela Gustavson headshot.

Angela Gustavson

Read about other North Carolina Knauss fellows in the Autumn 2014 issue here.