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I am an evolutionary conservation biologist with a focus on Pacific salmon.  My graduate and postdoctoral research examined human pressures on fish and other aquatic and marine species and elucidated how they respond and adapt to these pressures.  I enjoy addressing questions from both ecological and evolutionary perspectives. 

I am currently a research scientist with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.  I work on statewide salmonid issues, data synthesis, and science coordination and communication.

I received my BA in biology from Kenyon College in Ohio. After a three-year stint doing environmental consulting in the San Francisco Bay Area I moved to Seattle for graduate work at University of Washington's School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, where I received my MS and PhD degrees.  I then spent a year as a National Research Council postdoc at NOAA's Northwest Fisheries Science Center.

In my free time I like to swim (in the pool and open water); attempt to grow my own vegetables; do sewing projects; hang out with friends, my husband Sam, my son Morrik (born July 2013), and my dog Lulu; and be outside.


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