Caitlin Magel is a research scientist at the Puget Sound Institute where she focuses on modeling the linkages between watershed land use, ecological endpoints, and human wellbeing outcomes in the Puget Sound to support management decisions. Other areas of interest include the ecology and ecosystems services of important estuarine habitats, including seagrass beds and salt marshes, with a focus on nutrient and carbon cycling. Caitlin completed her Ph.D. in the Department of Integrative Biology at Oregon State University in 2020. She also holds a M.S. in Marine Science from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and a B.A. in Biology and Environmental Science at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin.