Rebecca Mostow is a coastal ecologist and educator with over a decade of experience teaching, developing, and running innovative and experiential science education programs. Rebecca holds a B.A. in Biology from Oberlin College and a Ph.D. in Integrative Biology from Oregon State University. Rebecca’s dissertation research used ecological, genetic, and participatory science methods to investigate a novel hybrid beachgrass in the Pacific Northwest. Throughout her career, Rebecca has integrated scientific research with a love of community outreach and teaching. She has conducted ecological research and education all along the Pacific Coast, from Southeast Alaska to Panama, in wide-ranging topics from seabird population dynamics to the biochemistry of kelp reproduction. She has taught students of all ages, from preschool through retirement, and worked in diverse organizations including Port Townsend Marine Science Center, Bureau of Land Management, and Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge.