Linda Rhodes is a research microbiologist with a PhD in molecular and cellular biology. She currently is the program manager for the Marine Microbes and Toxins Program at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NOAA Fisheries) in Seattle.
Over the past 40 years, Linda's professional research has encompassed aquatic toxicology, fish bacterial diseases, and more recently, microbial ecology.
She represents science interests on Island County's Marine Resources Committee, and her first project as a member was the inception of SoundIQ, the interactive web map of the Northwest Straits Commission.
The bull kelp survey project gives her a wonderful excuse to get out in the kayak!