Heather Galindo, Ph.D.
Associate Teaching Professor—Biology
Adjunct Associate Teaching Professor—Physical Sciences
Dr. Galindo earned her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station in 2008. Following that she was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at UW Seattle. Just prior to joining the faculty at UW Bothell, she served for five years as the Assistant Director of Science at a small non-profit organization (COMPASS) that connects environmental scientists with journalists and policymakers.
At UWB, she aims to make her classroom an inclusive place where students feel respected and challenged while gaining the contexts, knowledge, and skills to both do and communicate science in the modern world.
Dr. Galindo’s research focused on combining techniques from oceanographic modeling, population genetics, and marine ecology to understand how populations of marine animals are connected to each other. She has also studied how people form mental models of scientific concepts and worked to integrate science into public policy processes.
Stanford University, Hopkins Marine Station
Pacific Grove, CA
- Ph.D. Biological Sciences
University of Washington
- B.S. Oceanography
- B.A. English