Originally from Salem, OR, Mary Ann earned her BA in Biology from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA. She’s spent over 20 years working in the field of marine biology, including working for the National Marine Fisheries Service on fishing vessels off Alaska and the West Coast, teaching marine biology and oceanography and the Orange County Marine Institute and working in the environmental consulting field at MEC Analytical Systems, Nautilus Environmental, and Ramboll Environ. It was at MEC that Mary Ann was first introduced to the field of aquatic toxicology. She enjoyed the field so much she went back to school and got her PhD in Environmental Toxicology from the University of California in Riverside, CA in 2007, her research focusing on reproductive endocrine disruption in marine organisms. She currently works for the ecological services group of EcoAnalysts in Port Gamble, WA. She also acts as the Toxicology Part Coordinator for Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, and is on the editorial board for the Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. She has over a dozen publications in aquatic toxicology as author and coauthor. In her free time she likes to read, run, bike, swim, and orienteer.