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Ryan McLaughlin

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Ryan moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2010 working as a field scientist and scientific diver for the University of Washington and a private environmental consulting company. Through working with inspiring individuals, he fell in love with the biodiversity of Puget Sound. Ryan is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Bioinformatics at the University of British Columbia and is excited to explore the potential of improving Whatcom Counties’ marine health through the habitat protection and water quality. When asked what his hope for the Northwest Straits Initiative is, he responded, “I hope that the Northwest Straits can continue to provide support to researchers and community members who want to play an active role in conservation, restoration, and outreach.”