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Ohio Sea Grant Announces 2022 Knauss Fellowship Finalists

July 28, 2021
Jeffrey Kast selected as a 2022 Knauss Fellowship Finalist.

Congratulations to Jeffrey Kast, a Ph.D. candidate in Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, studying agricultural conservation practices in Lake Erie’s western basin through the college’s School of Environment and Natural Resources, who has been named a 2022 Knauss Fellowship Finalist. Kast is one of four Ohio finalists selected as part of the 43rd class of the prestigious John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, a year-long program that places highly qualified graduate students in host offices in the legislative and executive branches of U.S. government.

Kast also teaches courses in ecological engineering and interned with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service during his time at the University of Florida.

“The intersection of science, policy, and communication is a challenging and critical yet exciting nexus,” Kast said in his application. “Working at this junction and providing meaningful information to the scientific community, regional stakeholders, and policy makers and administrators outlines the goals I have in my professional career.”

Read more about the four Knauss Fellowship Finalists from Ohio.