Valerie Brady

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Professional Title
Associate Director of Research

What I do for Sea Grant

  • Coordinate Minnesota Sea Grant's biennial requests for proposals (RFP).
  • Coordinate Minnesota Sea Grant's participation in a joint Minnesota-Wisconsin Sea Grant RFP.
  • Minnesota applicant contact for the National Sea Grant John A. Knauss Fellowship.
  • Serve on Minnesota Sea Grant's leadership team.

Research Interests

  • Aquatic ecology, specializing in wetland ecology and aquatic macroinvertebrates
  • Human land use and its affects on Great Lakes coasts, including wetlands and streams draining into the Great Lakes


Ph.D. - Zoology/Wetland Ecology & Invasive Species
Michigan State University
M.S. - Zoology/Aquatic Ecology & Aquatic Macroinvertebrates
Michigan State University
B.S. - Biology & Environmental Science
Taylor University

Outreach Projects

By following the practical advice in this guide, people working on ditches can solve ongoing and irritating maintenance issues while protecting lakes and streams.

Knauss Fellowships match graduate students who have an interest in Great Lakes, ocean, and resources national policy with "hosts" in the legislative and executive branches of government.

This fellowship places Ph.D. students in research-based fellowships that provide support for up to three years.