We are so excited to announce a new program, in collaboration with non-profit Field School Foundation, that has been in the works for a few years now—the Field School Fellowship!
Fellows receive funding to support a year of training and mentorship with our team on the R/V Garvin in marine science research skills, with a particular focus on building competencies in fieldwork, teaching, and scientific writing and analysis.
We’re thrilled to introduce you to our 2020-2021 Fellow, Amani Webber-Schultz.
Amani will be graduating with a B.S. in Marine Science from Rutgers the State University of New Jersey this coming May. As an undergraduate, she participated in research with the Fluid Locomotion Lab at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and the Sikes Paleoceanography Lab at Rutgers. Amani’s first “up close and personal” experience working with sharks was through Field School’s Intro to Shark Research Skills course, and she loved it so much that she came back to do the Advanced track. After completing her fellowship, Amani hopes to go back to school to complete a PhD focusing on shark functional morphology. She also asks us to report that she can talk all day about her love for Field School and is happy to chat with prospective students (or future prospective fellows) about her experience.
As you can probably imagine, this is a lean time for the team at Field School.
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