Kimberly Ohnemus joins OPP as John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellow
February 23, 2021
Kimberly Ohnemus is a Cape Cod native who has spent the majority of her life along the coastlines of New England. She earned a bachelor's degree in biology, concentrating in ecology and evolution, from Skidmore College in 2014. After a brief career as an educator, she chose to pursue environmental policy, graduating from the University of Rhode Island with an MA in Marine Affairs in the spring of 2020. Kim's master's research focused on negotiated rulemaking and its role in marine mammal conservation.
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