This is the second Knauss Fellowship awarded to a Voss Lab student. Danielle Dodge Farelli was also selected as a Knauss Fellow in 2018 and has continued her professional career with NOAA, now serving as the Assistant Chief of Staff for NOAA Oceanic and Atmospheric Research.
Lexie is looking forward to the placement week where she will interview with multiple offices across agencies throughout the Executive Branch including NOAA, EPA, and NSF, and will match into her host office. During her year-long appointment with the federal government, Lexie aims to connect her passions for marine science, management, and policy and to continue applying and supporting cutting-edge research for a purpose.
Prior to starting as a Knauss Fellow, Lexie will be defending her dissertation entitled Genetic structure of shallow and mesophotic populations of a dominant, broadcast spawning coral, Montastraea cavernosa, in the Gulf of Mexico and Western Caribbean on August 22nd at 2 PM.