Amy Markel is a 2019 E. Gordon Grau Fellow with the University of Hawaiʻi Sea Grant College Program, hosted by the Department of Land and Natural Resources’ (DLNR) Division of Aquatic Resources. She is one of two fellows selected to comprise the first cohort for this new post-graduate program. Her fellowship is focused on assisting with the 30 x 30 marine protected areas planning efforts (coordinating a science advisory group, collaborating with the biological indicators team, as well as facilitating logistics with the scoping team).
Amy graduated with her MS degree in natural resources and environmental management from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in 2019. Her thesis research examined methods for identifying potential sources of land-based nitrogen pollution to nearshore reefs on Kauaʻi using water and macro algae (limu) and their feasibility for use in community based management.