Linda Rhodes, PhD, of Greenbank is a research microbiologist at the National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle. She has conducted research in salmon infectious disease and immunology and in aquatic toxicology around Puget Sound since the mid-1970s. She received a doctorate degree in molecular and cellular biology from the University of Washington and conducted postdoctoral studies on soft-shell clam and medaka at the University of Maine in Orono.
Since 1976 she has lived on islands -- Bainbridge, Whidbey and even Marsh Island in Maine -- and she is acutely aware of the importance and sensitivity of marine ecosystems. She simply enjoys being outdoors, whether walking, watching all kinds of critters, or boating. She is excited to contribute to public understanding and awareness of Puget Sound through serving as the Vice Chair to the MRC.