Three URI grad students named Coastal Institute Fellows

20120509CoastalInstituteThree graduate students studying marine affairs at the University of Rhode Island have been named Coastal Institute Graduate Fellows and will engage in interdisciplinary research about coastal resource management.

Nicole DeAngelis of Cherry Hill, N.J., Catie Foley of Nashua, N.H., and Kristen Ounanian of Medfield, Mass., each received a $3,000 stipend as part of the fellowship to use towards their education and research expenses.

“Our Graduate Fellows program provides support to graduate students to further their work in some aspect of coastal ecosystem management, encompassing everything from environmental and social sciences and marine policy to communication and the arts,” said Q Kellogg, assistant director of the Institute. “The work that the Fellows undertake contributes to the Coastal Institute’s mission to leverage ongoing research, catalyze new projects, and facilitate effective management of Rhode Island’s valuable coastal resources and communities.”