Current Ocean Decade Fellow Kaitlen Lang on the State of the Decade | Ocean Decade Show!

August 4, 2022

Get to know the latest Ocean Decade Knauss Fellow!

Fresh from her trip to the UN Ocean Conference, this month Taylor continues the trend of interviewing the current John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellow who's working on the Ocean Decade at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Current Ocean Decade Fellow Kaitlen Lang and Taylor discuss their experiences in Portugal, Kaitlen's interesting path to the Ocean Decade via Great Lakes stakeholder management, and the progress that the U.S. and NOAA have made on the Ocean Decade since Taylor's Knauss Fellowship in 2020! To learn more about the Knauss Fellowship, visit and keep an eye out for the #DecadeDad pins (you'll have to listen to the episode to get that joke!)

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Taylor Goelz

"Taylor Goelz is a marine social scientist and collaborative policy wonk who has spent the last year helping the United States prepare for the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030). Her background and expertise spans the realm of marine resources management, from participatory decision making processes for oyster management to finance mechanisms for coastal resilience. She's passionate about finding unique approaches and solutions to common problems, creating novel partnerships, and gluten free chocolate cake - not necessarily in any particular order."