Heather Galindo, Associate Teaching Professor


Dr. Galindo earned her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station in 2008. Following that she was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at UW Seattle. Just prior to joining the faculty at UW Bothell, she served for five years as the Assistant Director of Science at a small non-profit organization (COMPASS) that connects environmental scientists with journalists and policymakers.

At UWB, she aims to make her classroom an inclusive place where students feel respected and challenged while gaining the contexts, knowledge, and skills to both do and communicate science in the modern world.

Research interests

Dr. Galindo’s research focused on combining techniques from oceanographic modeling, population genetics, and marine ecology to understand how populations of marine animals are connected to each other. She has also studied how people form mental models of scientific concepts and worked to integrate science into public policy processes.


Stanford University, Hopkins Marine Station
Pacific Grove, CA

  • Ph.D. Biological Sciences

University of Washington
Seattle, WA

  • B.S. Oceanography
  • B.A. English





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  • BEARTH 154 Introduction to Oceanography
  • BEARTH 155 Introduction to Climate Science
  • BST 301 Scientific Writing
  • BBIO 330 Marine Biology
  • BBIO 466 Evolution