December 2017

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Meet the 2018 YPRF diversity scholarship winners!

This year, AES was pleased to offer Young Professional Recruitment Fund diversity scholarships to 20 applicants! These early career elasmobranch researchers and managers come from all over the world, and do all kinds of awesome science! Of our 20 applicants, 13 are women. Only 3 work in the United States. 4 are the first in their family to get a higher education, and 3 identify as LGBTQIA.

Thanks to the members of our diversity and equity commiittee who reviewed all these applicants, and thanks to Alberto Roca at MinorityPostdoc for his guidance and support!

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Award Winner Q & A: John Swenson

Q. What award did you receive and when?

I received the Carrier Award for best poster at the 2017 AES meeting in Austin, Texas.

Q. What degree are you seeking, from what institution, under whose guidance?

I’m working towards a Masters degree in Marine Biology from San Francisco State University under Dr. Karen Crow’s tutelage.

Q. What is the most important (actual or potential) finding of your research?  Give us a little background on the subject.