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May 16, 2017 |

Photo: During her time with the Connecticut Coastal Management Program, Emily Hall, center, will be mentored by David Blatt and Mary-beth Hart. Photo by Hansje Gold-Krueck/NOAA Office for Coastal Management.


E-Ching Lee, 919-515-9098,

Emily Hall will be working with the Connecticut Coastal Management Program as a NOAA Coastal Management Fellow. Courtesy Emily Hall

Emily Hall, a recent master’s graduate of Duke University, will begin a two-year position as a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Management Fellow in August.

Hall, who was nominated by North Carolina Sea Grant, will work with the Connecticut Coastal Management Program. She will collaborate with an advisory committee, partners and stakeholders to integrate and finalize the Long Island Sound Blue Plan, a marine spatial planning document for Long Island Sound.

“What drew me to the Coastal Management Fellowship is that a fellow not only has the opportunity to dive deep into a current coastal management issue or project, but also has a range of professional development opportunities to take advantage of,” Hall explains. “With my interest in stakeholder engagement and background in marine planning, I am really looking forward to becoming a part of the Blue Plan.”

Hall holds a master’s degree in environmental management from Duke and a bachelor’s degree in conservation biology from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse. She is from Copiague, New York.

Managed by NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management, the fellowship offers on-the-job training for postgraduate students in coastal resource management and policy. Candidates are matched with state coastal-zone programs, similar to the N.C. Division of Coastal Management, to work on select projects chosen by NOAA. North Carolina Sea Grant recruits and nominates candidates from our state.

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