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Heidi Van Buskirk is a marine science and conservation communicator with a bachelor’s degree in biology from Keuka College in upstate New York and a Master’s degree in marine conservation from the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. Her master’s thesis explored how NOAA laboratories communicate their research to stakeholders in addition to developing a set of best practices in digital communication for NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory in Miami, Florida.

In her spare time, Heidi enjoys filmmaking, scuba diving, hiking, and reading.

Heidi Van Buskirk
Digital Media Specialist/Production Assistant