Jill Seymour, Ph.D.
Jill is a Marine Mammal Specialist and the Cook Inlet Beluga Recovery Coordinator for NOAA Fisheries. Prior to joining NOAA in 2021, she worked as an Endangered Species Biologist at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, and in private consulting. She received her doctorate in Marine Biology from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2014, where her research focused on Pacific walruses, zoonotic disease transmission, and climatic influences on foraging ecology. She also holds a B.A. in Biology and in Electronic and Computer Music Composition and Technology from Mills College. Jill’s hobbies include kayaking, long-distance backpacking, and building musical instruments.