MPA Grad Armas Named a 2017 Knauss Fellow


Alvaro Armas

June 21, 2016

BATON ROUGE – Next year, LSU research associate and recent LSU Master of Public Administration graduate Alvaro Armas will be one of two Knauss Fellows from the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program serving in Washington, D.C.

The Knauss Fellowship, sponsored by the National Sea Grant College Program, provides a unique educational experience to students with an interest in ocean and coastal resources and national policy affecting those resources. The program matches graduate students with hosts in federal, legislative or executive branch offices for one year.

Armas will continue the work he has conducted with fisheries and aquaculture since completing his research on tilapia at LSU. He will be hosted by the executive branch of the U.S. Government.

He was awarded an undergraduate Fulbright Scholarship and upon completion, returned to his native Nicaragua to work with the Ministry of Fisheries. For the last decade he has been at LSU as a graduate student and researcher. Despite all of his collaborations, however, he cites his work on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill response team as his most relevant career experience.

In addition to his MPA, Armas holds two other master’s degrees – one in fisheries and one in aquaculture.

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Angela McBride
LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business