Erin Pickett is a Fisheries Biologist working with the Southeast Fisheries Science Center based in the Beaufort, North Carolina laboratory. As a contractor with TechGlobal, Inc., Erin supports reef fish survey activities for the Southeast Fisheries Independent Survey (SEFIS) group. These activities include: vessel-based reef fish trapping along the southeast Atlantic coast, biological sampling, and underwater video data collection and analysis. Prior to working with the center, Erin worked on a variety of marine conservation projects in Hawaii and on the west coast of the United States monitoring endangered seabird and pinniped species. She attended college at the University of California, Santa Cruz and has a Master’s degree from Oregon State University, where she studied the foraging ecology of Adelie and Gentoo penguins along the Western Antarctic Peninsula.