Eleanor has always been drawn to water since her high school senior project doing scientific research scuba diving in Roatan, Honduras. She has a B.S. and M.S. in Environmental Toxicology from Huxley College at WWU. Eleanor comes to the MRC with experience in water quality, citizen science, marine policy, volunteer organization, and citizen engagement and has worked with the Surfrider Foundation, Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association, and the RE Sources for Sustainable Communities. She also worked on risk assessment modeling in South Africa with the Institute of Natural Resources to provide solutions to water quality and quantity issues. In her spare time, she enjoys swimming, standup paddle boarding, kayaking, surfing, sailing, and anything water-related. It is a pleasure for her to serve on the MRC to further protect the watery places she loves by collecting scientific data as well as furthering education and outreach to better inform policy decisions.