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Congratulations to Mei Blundell, who won a 2023 NSF GRFP!

CMSI Affiliate Mei Blundell is among the winners of the 2023 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) awards. The purpose of the NSF GRFP is to ensure the quality, vitality, and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. GRFP seeks to broaden participation in science and engineering of underrepresented groups, including women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans. The five-year fellowship provides three years of financial support inclusive of an annual stipend of $37,000.

Mei is interested in combining ecological modeling and social science methods to facilitate decision making within social-ecological systems. To pursue these interests, she investigates the social and ecological ramifications of kelp forest loss and restoration, and she engages in interdisciplinary training through the Sustainable Oceans NSF Research Traineeship and the Public Scholars for the Future program.

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