Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center
Jere A. Chase Ocean Engineering Lab
24 Colovos Road
Durham, New Hampshire 03824
Onni completed her undergraduate studies at the Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) at Georgetown University. Within the SFS’s Science, Technology & International Affairs major, she examined the dynamic relationship between climate change and socio-economic development, in particular freshwater scarcity and riparian systems. During her time at Georgetown, she interned and worked in a variety of settings that empowered her to examine this intersection of science, policy and governance including the U.S. State Department, DoD National Defense University and the think-tank, Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS).
With her advisor, Dr. Larry Mayer, she is currently examining Article 76 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and its application for extended continental shelf claims. When she begins her master’s program this fall at CCOM, her thesis will likely explore UNCLOS and ocean mapping.