Emily Bishop graduated with a B.S. in Marine Biology from the University of Rhode Island in 2015. As an intern with the Northwest Straits Commission (funded through a NOAA scholarship program) she developed a boat-based protocol for surveying bull kelp now adopted by all of the MRCs as a monitoring tool for tracking kelp populations in Puget Sound.
Following graduation, Emily returned to the Pacific Northwest, first interning with Island County MRC’s Pigeon Guillemot Research Group, then completed an AmeriCorps year with the North Olympic Salmon Coalition actively managing volunteers and communicating updates on salmon restoration through various media platforms. She currently works as a contracted Marine Biologist for the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, researching salmon, eelgrass, plankton and other marine species in the Hood Canal. In her spare time, she is captain of a European Green Crab survey team and occasional volunteer as a SCUBA diver for Port Townsend Marine Science Center’s sea star wasting surveys.