Volume 2 2011

Education News

Joe Fillingham Serves as Program Analyst at NOAA

Joe Fillingham traded the shores of Lake Michigan for the shores of the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., as the newest Knauss Fellow from Wisconsin. The Milwaukee native is a program analyst for the Laboratories and Cooperative Institutes in NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR).

“So far the fellowship has exceeded my expectations,” Fillingham said. “I have learned more than I thought possible about NOAA, OAR, and the federal government environmental policy process.”

Fillingham comes with a solid science background—a B.S. in Atmospheric and Oceanic Science from UW–Madison and experience working as a research assistant and lab technician at UW–Milwaukee’s WATER Institute while earning his master’s in atmospheric sciences. After his stint in the nation’s capitol, he intends to pursue a Ph.D. at UW–Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Sciences.

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