George earned a B.S. in Natural Resources focused in fisheries management from the University of Connecticut. After a brief stint working on irrigation reservoirs in Nebraska, George returned to the northeast, earning a Master’s degree in Natural Sciences from SUNY Plattsburgh, and a PhD from the University of Maine, where he studied diadromous fish behavior and movement near hydroelectric dams. Since completing his PhD, George has worked with commercial fishermen in New England to study topics ranging from halibut reproduction to reducing seal interactions with fishing gear as well as working as a professor and freelance data analyst. Throughout his career, George’s focus has been on applied research, working closely with stakeholder groups including fishing tournament organizers, municipal, state, and federal governments, First Nations, hydropower companies, and the fishing industry.