Kelly M. Pennington


PhD Thesis Title

Experiments and models to understand gene flow from transgenic fish in different environments.


Current job description

On the Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard, I collaborate with colleagues and stakeholders to write and negotiate legislation. This year, I have helped prepare for hearings and bill markups on topics such as the oil well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, fisheries management, Federal agency budgets, offshore energy development, and impacts of climate change on the oceans. I have also learned a lot about the application of conservation policies such as the National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act to the marine realm.

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