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Seattle, WA

Interviewee Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation Collection
Richard Reed

Topics include: how he came to be involved in meteorology; education; time in the Navy; work at MIT; American Meteorological Society; radio casting; industrial meteorology; terms as president-elect, president and past president of AMS; changes technology made to meteorology; forecasting; Center for Operational Meteorological Education and Training (COMET); UCAR; Jim Mahoney; blending meteorology with other sciences; China; Harry Geise; weather modification; Ken Spengler; NCAR.

Earl Droessler Seattle, WA University Corporation for Atmospheric Research UCAR/NCAR Oral History Collection
Robert Fleagle

Oral history interview with Robert Fleagle, 1990. 

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Earl Droessler Seattle, WA University Corporation for Atmospheric Research UCAR/NCAR Oral History Collection
Floyd McLaughlin

Interview with Floyd McLaughlin

Matthew Forrest Seattle, WA NOAA's Office of Coast Survey Mount Mitchell Oral History Project
Gary Shigenaka

Gary Shigenaka is a third-generation Japanese American born and raised in Lake Forest, Illinois.  During World War II, Gary's father, other relatives, and over 100,000 other Japanese Americans were forcibly relocated and incarcerated in internment camps. Following the war, Gary's father and mother moved to Chicago's suburbs, where Gary grew up.  Gary studied oceanography at the University of Washington, graduating in 1976.

Molly Graham Seattle, WA NOAA Heritage Program, National Weather Service NOAA 50th Anniversary Oral History Project
Nir Barnea

Nir Barnea was born in Israel in 1956. Nir’s father, Daniel Barnea, survived the Holocaust, while his grandparents were deported and killed in Auschwitz in 1945.  Nir graduated in 1974 from Har Vagai High School in Upper Galilee, Israel, and served in the Israel Defense Forces until 1977.  Nir immigrated to the United States and earned his BS in Microbiology from the University of Washington, in Seattle.  He continued his graduate education at UW, earning a master’s degree in Environmental Health.  Nir is also a Certified Industrial Hygienist. From 1992 until his retirement in 2020, Mr.

Molly Graham Seattle, WA NOAA Heritage Program, National Weather Service NOAA 50th Anniversary Oral History Project
Gina Ylitalo

Gina Ylitalo is an environmental chemist at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle, Washington. She was born in Yakima, Washington in 1957, and has been interested in a career in science since junior high.She attended Yakima Valley Community College for two years before transferring to Western Washington University and receiving a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry. She earned her Master of Science in Chemistry from Western Washington University and was hired by National Marine Fisheries Service in 1989.

Maggie Allen Seattle, WA NOAA-NMFS, Northeast Fisheries Science Center Voices from the Science Centers
Robin Waples

Robin Waples was born in Berkeley, California. He received a Bachelor’s degree in American studies from Yale University and his Ph.D. in marine biology from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. In 1986, Waples joined the Northwest Fisheries Science Center as a National Research Council Research Associate. From 1997 to 2000 he was the Director of the Conservation Biology Division. In 2001, he became the center's Senior Scientist. His research interests include population genetics of anadromous and marine fishes.

Maggie Allen Seattle, WA NOAA-NMFS, Northeast Fisheries Science Center Voices from the Science Centers
Michael Rust

Michael Rust is an aquaculture science advisor for NOAA in Silver Spring, Maryland and has spent the last two decades conducting aquaculture research at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center. He received his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Colorado. He then served two years in the Peace Corps in the Philippines before returning to the United States. Rust pursued two Master’s degrees at the University ofCalifornia, one in International Agricultural Development and one in Animal Sciences. He also has a Ph.D. from the University of Washington.

Maggie Allen Seattle, WA NOAA-NMFS, Northeast Fisheries Science Center Voices from the Science Centers
Linda Rhodes

Linda Rhodes was born in Fort Eustis, Virginia in 1952. Linda moved to the Seattle coast in 1974. She earned her Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of Washington in 1993. Linda has done work as a histopathologist and zoologist. She began working for the Northwest Fisheries Science Center in 1976 and has been a microbiologist since 2007. She enjoys in her leisure time participating in citizen science projects in her county. As of this interview, Linda lives on Whidbey Island, Washington.

Maggie Allen Seattle, WA NOAA-NMFS, Northeast Fisheries Science Center Voices from the Science Centers
Linda Park

Linda Park is a research geneticist at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle, Washington. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences and genetics from Cornell University and a PhD in population biology from Washington University in St. Louis. She has worked for NOAA for 26 years, and is currently the team leader of the molecular genetics laboratory.

Maggie Allen Seattle, WA NOAA-NMFS, Northeast Fisheries Science Center Voices from the Science Centers

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