Arye Janoff, a Montclair State doctoral student who studies the long-term effects of climate change along the New Jersey coast, has earned a prestigious John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship.
Janoff is a coastal geomorphologist and research assistant in the Environmental Science and Management program, where he works with Associate Professor Jorge Lorenzo-Trueba and the Coastal Dynamics Lab, examining the effects of future sea-level rise, wave climate and resource economic conditions on coastal behaviors. The National Science Foundation supports this work through its Dynamics of Coupled Natural-Human Systems program.
Janoff will take what he has learned at Montclair State to Washington, D.C., where he will shape U.S. marine and coastal policy development when he begins the fellowship in February 2021.
“I am passionate about applying the knowledge I’ve gained through research and primary experiences to effect real change because, after all, that’s why I pursued a career in science,” Janoff says.