Cindy Sandoval is the Communications Specialist for the Office of Aquaculture. Her responsibilities include providing relevant marine aquaculture information to stakeholders and designing program outreach strategies. Prior to joining NOAA, Cindy worked as a public affairs specialist and video producer for the Pacific Southwest Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. While there, she worked to highlight conservation success stories and was the lead for the region's new media outreach efforts. Her work included managing social media and video platforms to educate and inspire those interested in endangered species conservation. Her past experience as a public affairs specialist has afforded her the opportunity to design communications strategies for numerous fish and wildlife restoration programs across California, Nevada, and the Klamath Basin. Cindy holds a M.A. in Professional Writing as well as dual B.S. degrees in Biology and Public Relations from Northern Arizona University.