Ariel’s love for the environment began while growing up in southeast Idaho, where she spent much of her time enjoying wild and scenic places on foot or skis with family and friends. Before moving to Wenatchee to join UCSRB, Ariel worked for multiple natural resource agencies in Oregon, Idaho, California, and Alaska. She completed her Master of Science in Biology at Northern Michigan University, where her research focused on the trophic dynamics of the Lake Superior fish community, and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from Western Washington University. Ariel has extensively worked with salmon in their native ranges in Northern California and Alaska, as well as their nonnative range in the Great Lakes. Her passion for salmon and their habitats extends beyond the workplace, as she enjoys exploring the waters of the PNW while fly fishing, hiking, and backpacking.

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