Hello! My name is Kelly Mistry, and I am currently a master’s student in the Quantitative Ecology & Resource Management (QERM) program at the University of Washington. I am also part of the School of Aquatic & Fisheries Sciences (SAFS) and the USGS Washington Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit, working under my advisor Mark Scheuerell in the Applied Ecology lab. My master’s thesis work focuses on improving modeling methods used to manage groundfish stocks in the Gulf of Alaska in partnership with colleagues at NOAA Fisheries.
In addition to being a graduate student, I am a member of the leadership team for the Seattle chapter of 500 Women Scientists and in that role I have worked since 2017 as a community organizer on various issues. I am particularly committed to increasing justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in science and I am active in these types of initiatives in both QERM and SAFS. I am also an experienced facilitator and science communicator, with experience speaking on a number of topics to audiences of all types.
In my spare time, I am an artist, working primarily in fiber art mediums, and a poet. I am originally from Anchorage, Alaska, but for the past 10 years I have primarily lived in Seattle. For the past 3 of those years, I have lived on a boat with Jayml, my partner of over 12 years, and our pets, Maia the labrador-mix dog and Mars (full name Mars Black), the black cat.
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