Fellowship institution:NOAA Assistant Administrator Climate Goal Board
Emily Tewes dug into climate change as she worked with the Assistant Administrator Climate Goal Board at NOAA.
This group, made up of assistant administrators from different office of NOAA, advises the agency’s top leaders about issues related to climate change as they develop national policies. In particular, the board is addressing extreme weather events, how climate affects water resources, building more resilient coasts, and ensuring the sustainability of marine ecosystems.
In 2013, she earned her master’s degree from the Marine Estuarine Environmental Science program at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. There, she studied how offshore wind projects might affect ocean bottom habitats along Maryland’s Atlantic Coast.
Tewes hails originally from Kansas City, Missouri. She decided to pursue a career in science after spending a year studying sharks off the coast of Florida as part of NOAA’s Shark Population Assessment Group. She’s worked on research studies exploring a wide range of subjects, including plant chemical ecology, ornithology, and fisheries science.
She’s broadly interested in research on creating sustainable fisheries and is excited to assist NOAA in its mission to promote climate science and help communities respond to climate change. Following her fellowship, she accepted a position working with the NOAA Teacher at Sea Program. When she is not working, she enjoys yoga and bird watching.