Shakira Goffe

NOAA-EPP LMRCSC Master’s Fellow 
M.S., Marine, Estuarine & Environmental Science, Graduated December 2022
University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Shakira Goffe graduated from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore with a B.S. in Environmental Science with a concentration in Marine Science, and later with a master’s degree in Marine, Estuarine & Environmental Science. Under the advisement of Dr. Paulinus Chigbu, her research focused on understanding environmental factors influencing the recruitment and distribution of fishes in the nearshore areas of Maryland Coastal Bays. After earning her master’s degree, Shakira took a position with Maryland Environmental Services as an Environmental Specialist. 

NERTO Project Title:  Analyses and Comparison of American Plaice maturity parameters in the Georges Bank and Gulf of Maine Regions

NOAA Mentor: Dr. Larry Alade

Academic Advisor: Dr. Paulinus Chigbu

NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center
University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Lead Institution)
(410) 651-7870
Award numbers: FY 2021 Award #NA21SEC4810005
Funding Agency: NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority-Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI)

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