Current Officers

Bailey GilbertIMG_6767

Hi! I’m Bailey Gilbert, an undergraduate senior and I’m this year’s President. Previously I served as the Communications Officer and have been a Fisheries Major since my sophomore year. I am also a Marine Biology and Environmental Studies Minor. What made me interested in the study of fisheries was primarily a love of the ocean and all bodies of water. You will find me at my happiest with my toes in the water. As the President of AFS-UW this year, I hope to increase productivity in the officer board as well as increase cohesion between undergraduates and graduates in SAFS.


Elizabeth NgIMG_0282
Vice President

Hey there! I’m Elizabeth Ng and I’m a 3rd year PhD student in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. I’m doing my PhD in the Quantitative Ecology and Resource Management program! I did my BA in Biology and got my MS in Natural Resources and my MS in Statistical Science from the University of Idaho. What got me interested in SAFS is working at the interface of statistics, management, and ecology on applied problems in fisheries.  SAFS is an awesome place to study because there are so many amazing researchers here! I’m hoping to support the Officer Board and find ways to collaborate with other SAFS groups to provide resources and professional advancement opportunities for AFS-UW members.


Megan Feddern

Hello! I am a 3rd year graduate student in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences the Holtgrieve Ecosystem Ecology Lab. I did my BA in Biology with a specialization in ecology and conservation at Boston University. I became interested in SAFS because it provides a unique opportunity to study the intersection of resource management and ecology with a strong emphasis on quantitative and statistical methods. I am hoping to strengthen the community between graduate students and undergraduates at SAFS during my time as an AFS-UW officer, and I also hope to provide access to resource opportunities to AFS-UW members.


Jonathan HuieJonny

Hi! I’m an undergraduate senior in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences with a minor in Marine Biology. I became interested in SAFS by spending a quarter at Friday Harbor Laboratories my freshman year and loved it so much that I had to go back for round two my sophomore year and major in Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. I’m hoping get people excited about AFS-UW and convince them to come out to all the events!


Marissa LeathermanSnapchat-2013663855
Communications Officer

I am an Undergrad in my sophomore year majoring in Aquatic and Fishery Sciences and Oceanography and minoring in Paleobiology and Marine Biology. I love marine invertebrates and joined SAFS to learn more about them and how to make them my career. I am hoping, by becoming an AFS-UW officer this year, I can get more involved with the community and plan events and get more involved with AFS as a whole.