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Centennial Story 25: Raymond Buckley (BS, 1963; MS, 1969; PhD, 1997), Troy Buckley (BS, 1987; MS, 1995), Marta Gómez-Buckley (MS, 2000; PhD ongoing)

Ray & Marta at Vava'u Tonga in 2017

Raymond Buckley (BS, 1963; MS, 1969; PhD, 1997), Troy Buckley (BS, 1987; MS, 1995), Marta Gómez-Buckley (MS, 2000; PhD ongoing)
All in the (marine science) family
The Buckley/Gómez-Buckley family has a “score card” at SAFS that reads, BS – 2, MS – 3, PhD -1, with 1 PhD on the horizon. Ours is truly a family with adventures in marine science that over the years have ranged from the Arctic Ocean south to the Coral Sea, and from the Philippine Sea east to the Indian Ocean. 

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Centennial Story 24: Anne Beaudreau (PhD, 2009) and Chris Sergeant (MS, 2004)

Safety first for Anne & Chris at Friday Harobr Labs

Anne Beaudreau (PhD, 2009) and Chris Sergeant (MS, 2004)
Love at First Fish
“Hey, what does your Leslie matrix look like?” Anne and I were already good friends and regular study buddies by my final quarter as a Master’s student in 2004. We shared mutual embarrassment when Don Gunderson looked over our shoulders and could barely hold back his disappointment as we struggled to fill in an age-structured Leslie matrix. 

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Centennial Story 23: Jose Villalon (MS, 1981)

Jose Villalon

Jose Villalon (MS, 1981)
After a BS degree in Biology from Florida International University in 1979, I went to work for my father for six months while thinking about graduate school. UW came to my attention because it was rated in the top three aquaculture schools in the USA. I was pretty sure I wanted to be a marine biologist and thought aquaculture was the “way of the future”. 

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Centennial Story 22: Fran Solomon (PhD, 1980)

Fran & her poster at the Gordon Research Conference on Endocrine Disruptor Chemicals

Fran Solomon (PhD, 1980, fran@enviroteach.com)
In 1980, I became the second woman to earn a PhD in fisheries at the UW.  My program focused on water pollution ecology, emphasizing impacts of toxic chemicals on aquatic biota. I want to thank my dissertation committee, especially the late Dr. George Brown, who was the chair and a wonderful mentor, and Dr. Frieda Taub, who was also a wonderful mentor and an inspirational role model. 

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Centennial Story 21: Tom Oswold, Jr (Staff 1948-93)

Tom Oswold, Jr (Staff 1948-93)
As the School approaches its centennial year (2019), we have been telling the stories of many of the important figures in SAFS’s development and evolution: deans, directors, faculty, and students. In fact, there have been many long-standing staff members who have played significant
roles in helping SAFS become a major academic and research institution. Tom Oswold Jr. 

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Centennial Story 20: Kendra L. Daly (MS, 1991)

Kendra at Port Lockroy, Antartica, in the 1980s

Kendra L. Daly (MS, 1991)
I originally came to UW as an undergraduate and received a BS degree in Oceanography. I then worked in the Oceanography Department for several years, participating on oceanographic expeditions in Puget Sound, the tropical Pacific, and the Arctic and Antarctic regions. When I
decided to go back to school, I enrolled in the School of Fisheries to obtain a better background in quantitative science, population dynamics, and animal behavior. 

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Centennial Story 19: Alexandre N. Zerbini (PhD, 2006)

Alexandre N. Zerbini (PhD, 2006)
It all started on a warm morning in the summer on the beach in my home country of Brazil when I was about 10 years old. I went for a walk with my father and three brothers when we came across a dead dolphin. It was a franciscana (scientifically known as Pontoporia blainvillei), one of the smallest cetaceans, and a species endemic to the western South Atlantic Ocean. 

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Centennial Story 18: Josh London (PhD, 2006)

Josh London

Josh London (PhD, 2006)
The University of Washington seemed like an odd choice for a kid from Tulsa, Oklahoma. However, after a visit to Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, I knew where I wanted to be. And, even though I was initially not accepted, the UW became home for nearly 15 years. And, Seattle has been home for 25 years.
As a freshman, I signed up for the wildlife science program in the College of Forest Resources. 

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Centennial Story 17: Donna Hauser (BS, 2003; MS, 2006; PhD, 2016)

Donna helping with Glenn VanBlaricom’s long term black abalone census project on San Nicholas Island in 2004

Donna Hauser (BS, 2003; MS, 2006; PhD, 2016)
I grew up in Alaska, with wilderness always at my fingertips and primed to study marine biology from my first undergraduate days at UW. Yet the transition to Seattle’s urban environment was challenging until I found a home at SAFS, where professors knew your name, your classmates were your allies, and learning was by experience. 

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Centennial Story 16: Amanda L. Bradford (MS, 2003; PhD, 2011)

Amanda L. Bradford (MS, 2003; PhD, 2011)
I didn’t start off a “dolphin hugger,” as they say in the field of marine mammal science, but rather came to appreciate the unique anatomical, physiological, behavioral, and ecological adaptations of marine mammals while pursuing my BS in Marine Biology at Texas A&M University at Galveston. There, I had an incredible mentor, Dr. Bernd Würsig, who was both world-renowned in this field and extremely supportive of students. 

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