Dr. Isobel Pearsall has worked for the Pacific Salmon Foundation since 2012. She is currently the Director of PSF's Marine Science Program, which encompasses a broad range of programs including Nearshore & Estuary Research & Restoration; Soft Shores Program; Bottlenecks to Survival Program for Coho, Chinook & Steelhead; Hatchery Effectiveness Review; PSF Citizen Science Monitoring Programs; Seal-Salmon Interactions; Education Programs; Strategic Salmon Health Initiative; and the Strait of Georgia Data Centre. She co-ordinated the Pacific Salmon Foundation's Salish Sea Marine Survival Project 2013-present, and is the Manager of the PSF/UBC Strait of Georgia Data Centre. She holds a First Class degree in Pure and Applied Biology from Oxford University, a M.Sc. in Ecology from the Department of Biology at Dalhousie University, and a Ph.D. in Ecology from the Department of Plant Science, UBC. After her Ph.D. studies, she taught at San Diego State University, and was then a post-doctoral fellow in Ecosystem Management at the Pacific Biological Station, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Nanaimo. Since 1995, she has worked as a scientist on numerous programs for government, non-profit organizations and private industry. She is an Adjunct Professor at UBC.