Claire Huang

Claire is a second-year Master of Environmental Management student studying Coastal Environmental Management. She graduated from Columbia University in 2017, where she studied Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and first found her passion in fisheries and marine sciences. Prior to coming to Duke, she worked as a Science Fellow at Earthjustice in NYC on a variety of issues from endangered species listings to advocating for climate-friendly agricultural practices. Claire is interested in studying climate impacts on fisheries and fish population responses to anthropogenic stressors, in addition to climate-adaptive conservation in coastal communities. Claire was awarded a Bass Connections Student Research Award along with Maddie Paris to pursue an evidence synthesis project evaluating the effectiveness of education and outreach programs for marine conservation in tropical communities and ecosystems. In her free time, she enjoys making art, playing music, and exploring Beaufort!