Hunter Odom

Grants & Policy Specialist

Hunter Odom joined the Institute in 2017. As the Grants & Policy Specialist, his primary responsibilities include tasks associated with searching for funding opportunities, advising research staff on proposal preparation and submission, and the negotiation of terms of contracts. He assists with the issuance of subawards, subcontracts, and task orders as well as their amendment, extension, and final closeout. Hunter also undertakes special projects related to policy research, strategic initiatives, and business development. He further assists with the management of Requests for Proposals the Institute disseminates for funding programs and advices staff seeking funding for research.

  Prior to joining the Institute, Hunter graduated from LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center after obtaining a Master’s of Science in medical science from Mississippi College in 2014 and a Bachelor’s of Science in biological science from LSU in 2013.  His prior work experiences include legal clerkships for Louisiana Sea Grant, Kyle Beall, Taylor Porter, Mang Bourgeois, LMOGA, and Resources for the Future in Washington, D.C.  As an undergraduate student, Hunter worked as a marine biology researcher where he performed studies in Juneau, Alaska as well as Barataria Bay, Louisiana following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.