Fellowship institution:Environmental Protection Agency Office of Water
Yini Shangguan is the inaugural Knauss fellow with the Nutrient Team at the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Water. She will work with scientists and policymakers to develop numeric nutrient criteria and to better understand the overall condition of estuarine, near-coastal, and coral reef environments.
Shangguan received her Ph.D. degree in the Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences Graduate Program, studying at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's Horn Point Laboratory. For her dissertation research, she participated in a South Florida Water Management District project to evaluate the impact of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan on freshwater discharge, nutrient loading, and algal blooms in Florida Bay. To address this question, her work included field sampling, conducting experiments, and numerical modeling.
Originally from China, Shangguan studied marine biology as an undergraduate. She loves nature and enjoys running, swimming, and outdoor activities. Shangguan hopes that working at the EPA will allow her to gain practical experience in environmental management and more opportunities for communication with the public.