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Sara Healas (MA 2013) is currently a Marine Science Interpreter at the Seattle Aquarium (07/14).

Paul Houghtaling (MA 2012 ) is a Field Biologist for the Santa Cruz Puma Project, University of California-Santa Cruz.  Houghtaling is featured in an NPR article on the project, On the Trail of a Mountain Lion, Hunters Hope to Help.  

Patrick McAfee (B.S. 2006) is currently attending the U.S. Air Force - Navy Striker Trident Program.

Melissa (Reitz) Babik (MA 2011) and William Meyer (MA 2002) were interviewed about a Yakima River restoration project.  See AP: A Big Story from October 7, 2014.  Often Pesky Beavers Put To Work Restoring Streams  by Phoung Le.

Babik is the Project Manager on the Yakima Beaver Project and is with the Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group, a nonprofit that works to restore salmon populations. Meyer coordinates the Yakima Basin water resources plan for the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Birkin Owart has published his paper, Selection on Crop-Derived Traits and QTL in Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) Crop-Wild Hybrids under Water Stress.  Birkin R. Owart,1 Jonathan Corbi,2 John M. Burke,2 and Jennifer M. Dechaine1,*  William J. Etges, Editor.  PLoS One. 2014; 9(7): e102717.  Published online 2014 Jul 21. doi:  10.1371/journal.pone.0102717

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