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USC Sea Grant's Knauss Fellows for 2007

 

Po Chi Fung
Email: po.fung@mcbi.org

Placement  
  OAR Legislative Analysis Team
Education  

June 2006

Master of Environmental Science and Management, Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, UCSB

Water Resources Management & Political Economy of the Environment, with an emphasis in Coastal Marine Resources Management

Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management - University of California, Santa Barbara

  • Thesis: Analysis of Alternative Water Resources Management Strategies for the Santa Ana River Watershed: Reuse, Recharge, Use Efficiency
  • Fellowship: Donald Bren School Graduate Fee Fellowship 2005-2006
  • Related Coursework: Coastal Marine Policy, Population Ecology, Applied Marine Ecology, Natural Resources Economics & Policy, Natural Resources Law & Policy, Water Policy, Environmental Negotiation, Watershed Management, Environmental Institutions, Bioremediation, Fate and Transport of Pollutants, Environmental Economics

June 2004

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Minor in Geography

College of Letters and Sciences - University of California, Los Angeles (GPA: 3.71)

  • Honors: Cum Laude, Member of Phi Beta Kappa
Experience  

6/05-8/05

Science and Policy Intern - Environmental Defense-Oceans Program, Washington D.C.

  • Conducted an extensive literature review of fisheries, nationally and internationally, that have implemented different types of transferable fishing quota programs.
  • Prepared a paper on the different characteristics one would consider when implementing different types of transferable fishing quota programs as a fishery management strategy.
  • Prepared a short paper on the problem of barriers to entry in a transferable fishing quota program and the possible/potential solutions that are available.
  • Prepared paper analyzing problems associated to quota consolidation in transferable fishing quota programs.
  • Compiled and analyzed criticisms of different types of transferable fishing quota programs.
4/04 – 8/04

Environmental Chemistry Intern, Soil Water Air Protection Enterprise, Santa Monica, CA

  • Conducted research regarding the occurrence of various emerging contaminants in groundwater.
  • Conducted an extensive review of industry and federal agency documents related to atrazine and clopyralid research, testing, toxicology, and applications.
  • Performed data reduction and prepared tables for reports and internal review.
  • Provided assistance with the review and preparation of reports, including interrogatories for a lawsuit filed against a chemical/pesticide manufacturer.
  • Conducted environmental modeling using Biochlor.
7/00 – 8/04

Legal Assistant, Michael S. Yu, A Law Corporation, Alhambra, CA

  • Supported attorneys with the completion of discoveries, lawsuits, and various legal forms.
  • Trained 3 – 4 employees on pre-litigation/litigation processes and tasks.
  • Assisted with customer service and pre-litigation processes.
4/03 – 3/04

Research Assistant, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, U.C. Los Angeles

  • Assisted in the characterization of natural organic matter (NOM) in a project funded by the Los Angeles Municipal Water District (MWD).
  • Organized and led flavor profiling panels each week for various water treatment projects. Also prepared water samples and analysis for data collected.
6/02 – 9/02

Research Assistant, Department of Geography, U.C. Los Angeles

  • Assisted in data input and analysis of the effects of declining Coral Reef populations on Coral Reef fish species.
  • Co-Authored paper – “Macroecology and Conservation of Fish on Coral Reefs in the Florida Keys.” Paper is in the process of being revised and will be submitted to the Journal of Biogeography.
Skills & Activities  
 

Computer: Extensive experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Language: Proficient in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.

Laboratory: Experience with a variety of Chemistry/Biochemistry equipment and procedures, including NMR, IR, ultracentrifugation, and gel-electrophoresis.

Volunteer: Mentor to student-Santa BarbaraCounty Science Fair (Current)

Member: California Chapter, National Association of Environmental Professionals

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