Brianna Elliott

Brianna Elliott

Ocean-policy focused graduate student, specifically working towards a career in protected species recovery and policy through coursework and professional activities at Duke University. Prior to graduate school, I worked in the environmental communications sector, most notably as an editor at Oceana in Washington, D.C., where I wrote on anything ranging from nudibranch diversity to climate change policy each day. 

Career Interests

Ocean Policy, Protected Species Recovery, Ocean Noise Mitigation, Marine Bioacoustics, Federal Rulemaking

Employment Sought:
Permanent Position

Education

MASTER OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, May 2017
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Concentration: Coastal Environmental Management

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & JOURNALISM, May 2012
University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Wilmington, NC

Professional Experience

Protected Species Policy and Conservation Intern, State of Hawaii, Department of Land and Natural Resources
May - August 2016
 
Editor, Oceana
May 2014 – July 2015
 
Editorial Fellow, HuffPost Green
Nov 2013 – April 2014
 
Reporter, National Audubon Society
Jan 2013 – Nov 2013
 
Biological Technician, Audubon North Carolina
May 2012 – Oct 2012

Additional Information

Skills: Policy analysis, ocean law, writing, GIS
 
Professional societies: 
•    PADI Open Water Diver certification, July 2016-present
•    International Sea Turtle Society member, October 2015-present
•    Society for Environmental Journalists member, October 2013-present
 
Student involvement:
- Policy Coordinator, Ocean Policy Working Group 
- Student Blogger, Nicholas School of the Environment Blogging Team 
- Teaching Assistant, Social Media for Environmental Communications
- Planning committee member, Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Marine Mammal Symposium
 
Awards:
•    Our Oceans attendee, September 2016
•    Nicholas School Alumni Council Fellow, April 2016
•    Edna Bailey Sussman Fund Grant and Merit Scholarship, April 2016

www.briannawelliott.com

Skills

coastal zone management
fisheries science and policy
marine acoustics
marine protected areas management
program management

Graduation Date

Expected May 2017

Additional Resources

Preferred Location

Mid-Atlantic
West

Preferred Sector

Federal Government
Law / Legal
Non-profit / NGO