Aileen has been using acoustics to study harbor porpoises in the Salish Sea for the past eight years. The primary location for this work is Burrows Pass and nearby waters around Fidalgo Island.
She serves on the Puget Sound Partnership, Puget Sound Ecological Monitoring Program, Marine Mammal sub-committee.
Currently Aileen explores ways to use acoustic monitoring to help establish population baselines for marine mammals.
Aileen has enjoyed a 40 year career as a research scientist with specialties in computer modeling and analysis. She taught at several colleges and universities and holds a Master’s degree in physics.