Fellowship institution:NOAA, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, Office of International Affairs
Efeturi Oghenekaro will be working in the NOAA Research Office of International Affairs. She will contribute to NOAA’s research in the Arctic and support NOAA’s efforts with the Transatlantic Ocean Research Alliance, a cooperative effort between the United States, Canada, and the European Union.
Oghenekaro completed her undergraduate degree in fisheries science at the University of Benin, in Nigeria. She earned her doctoral degree from University of Maryland Eastern Shore in marine, estuarine, and environmental sciences. Her doctoral research documented spatial and seasonal patterns of abundance in mesozooplankton. She also documented five species of marine cladocerans, which are small crustaceans.
Oghenekaro, who is enthusiastic about international affairs, hopes that this fellowship will introduce her to the process of planning and implementing international collaborative research in ocean science. She also enjoys participating in outreach activities, where she can help educate people on environmental science, conservation, and sustainability.