NOAA, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation
Shanie Gal-Edd is joining NOAA’s Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) Office of Policy, Planning, and Evaluation as a research planning and policy analyst.
Her past research involved studying the genetics and greenhouse competition of a species of submerged sea grass (Vallisneria americana). She also worked with the USDA Agricultural Research Station in Beltsville studying the invasive brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys). Gal-Edd was also a fellow with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, where she performed population and habitat assessment of migratory birds.
Gal-Edd received a B.A in psychology and a B.S. in biology and ecology. She is currently pursuing an M.S. in conservation and restoration ecology of the Chesapeake Bay at the University of Maryland, College Park.
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