Rachel is a Research Fisheries Biologist with NOAA Fisheries, Fisheries Ecology Division specializing in applied ecology of freshwater, anadromous and marine fishes. She has 14 + years of experience filling critical data gaps that have been used to better manage water and fisheries resources in California. Rachel has pioneered isotope tools to better understand migration, habitat use, contaminant exposure, and connectivity in fish populations. Her work focuses on understanding mechanisms of population viability and aids in determining critical habitats for reproduction, survival, and growth of endangered species and those targeted by fisheries. She is dedicated to communicating and synthesizing science to ensure that scientific information is available to resource managers, decision-makers, and the public.