Graduate Student in Fisheries Science, University of Washington

Sam is a population geneticist working on wild sockeye salmon populations in the Wood River System in Western Alaska. His work focuses on using genetic techniques to create a multi-generational pedigree (family tree) which can be used to study things such as inbreeding, straying, fitness, and evolutionary biology. Sam is also keenly interested in science's impact on society, specifically in how science communication and outreach can influence both public policy and public opinion.

Experience

  • –present
    Graduate student in Fisheries Science, University of Washington