Santa Barbara's Stu Levenbach receives John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

Network News Spring 2007, Vol. 20 No. 1
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January 2007 - California Sea Grant announced that, an SBC graduate student, is one of two new Knauss Fellows, who will join 42 other Knauss winners from other states for a yearlong mentoring program in federal marine policy in Washington, D.C.

Levenbach has been placed with Republican staff on the Senate's Commerce Committee, which includes Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine and Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska. "I have always been interested in policy," Levenbach says. "But I wanted to earn my stripes as a scientist before I ventured into policy. The fellowship allowed me to enter into the world of policy from a science background."

Levenbach will work on all ocean and climate issues that come before the Commerce Committee. "I think there will be a lot of fisheries and aquaculture issues, as well as climate issues," he says.

More information on the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships can be found at