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PSM Alumni

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    Jessica Blaylock
    Jessica joined the PSM program in Quantitative Fisheries in January 2011. Her primary interests are population dynamics of natural populations, quantitative modeling, and the advancement of science to improve advice for successful management and conservation. Jessica spent her 2011 Summer internship working with Dr. Elizabeth Brooks at the Population Dynamics Branch of the Northeast Fisheries Center, Woods Hole, MA, Her internship involved examining the performance of stock assessment projections for New England groundfish. In addition to being a full-time student, Jessica is also a full-time contractor working for NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center in Woods Hole, MA. She holds a Master’s in Ecology from the University of Burgundy, France (2003) and a B.S. in Wildlife Biology from the University of Montana (2002). Jessica graduated from the PSM program in December, 2012 and continues to work at NOAA Northeast Fisheries Sciences Center.
    Jeffrey Kipp 
    Jeff completed his B.S. in Biology at High Point University. In Fall 2010 Jeff joined the Professional Science Master’s program with a concentration in Quantitative Fisheries. During his internship he assessed tilefish surplus production in the south Atlantic at NOAA's Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Jeff is a May 2012 PSM graduate. He is now working as a Stock Assessment Scientist at the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.
    Andrew Turner 
    Andrew is a licensed boat captain and commercial fisherman. He devoted his undergraduate career at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, conducting ethnographic research and studying the fishing industry of Southern Maryland’s praxis and structure. During the summer of 2002, he completed a seven week comprehensive ethnographic study of the development and methods of the artisanal fishing communities of West Africa. He has professionally logged well over 11,500 hours on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Andrew is a May 2012 PSM Graduate. Andrew is a now working as a Fisheries Specialist with the NOAA Chesapeake Bay office in Annapolis, MD.
    Evan Lindsay Evan Lindsay 
    Evan received Bachelor’s degrees in Marine Affairs and in Marine Biology from the University of Rhode Island, in 2008. Since graduating, he has worked throughout the Northeastern United States at both research and commercial aquaculture facilities, with focus in all phases of husbandry for both marine bivalves and teleosts. In 2010, Evan entered the Professional Science Master’s Degree Program in Quantitative Fisheries Science at UMES. He completed a summer internship in 2011 at NOAA NEFSC, Woods Hole, MA. During his internship, he worked on the reproductive biology of monkfish in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. Evan was mentored by Dr. Rich McBride (NOAA) and Dr. Andrea Johnson (UMES) during the internship. Evan received his PSM degree in December, 2013.