US Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) recently welcomed two new Military Fellows to her team in Washington DC: US Coast Guard Fellow, Abbie Lyons, and HillVets Fellow, Lou Feaman.
“I am delighted to welcome these two new scholarship recipients to my team. The military plays an incredible role in our state and I have no doubt that Abbie and Lou will go above and beyond to support each of our military branches ”, said Senator Murkowski. “Their experience and service helps them truly understand the military lifestyle and the support our members, families and veterans need. “
Abbie Lyons is an active duty lieutenant commander in the United States Coast Guard. Abbie graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in 2010 and holds an MA from Boise State University in Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning. Prior to being on Senator Murkowski’s staff, she was chief of waterways and incident management at the Marine Safety Unit in Duluth, Minnesota. Abbie’s Alaska experience includes the post of Supervisor of the Maritime Safety Detachment in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, and District Seventeen Flag Aide in Juneau, Alaska, where she also worked at the application of international fisheries. She also served with the Maritime Security Unit in Portland, Oregon, and aboard Coast Guard Escanaba from Boston, Massachusetts.
Lou Feaman joined Senator Murkowski’s office through the organization HillVets, which brings together veterans from the National Capital Region and offers a scholarship to veterans interested in engaging in governance, international affairs and policies. Lou received a Bachelor of Science from the United States Naval Academy and a Master of Arts in International Business and Politics from George Mason University. He served as an active-duty Marine Corps officer from 2008 to 2016, including deployments to Afghanistan and the Arabian Peninsula. He has worked with partner nations in the IndoPacific region and continues to serve in the Marine Corps Reserve. Prior to accepting the scholarship, Lou worked in the private sector as an operations supervisor for Siemens Smart Infrastructure in the Washington, DC market, where he focused on the electronic security industry.