Lisa Hiruki-Raring is the Education and Outreach Coordinator at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center. She has worked for NOAA Fisheries as a marine mammal biologist studying seals in Hawaii, Antarctica, and Alaska. In her position as education coordinator, she develops hands-on activities and fosters partnerships to bring NOAA research to the public, as well as working with Washington Sea Grant and NOAA offices to coordinate NOAA Science Camp, a week-long camp for middle school youth that emphasizes hands-on science and how NOAA works with communities. She also coordinates NOAA Live! Alaska, a webinar series for grades 2-8 focusing on NOAA's work in Alaska. She has a bachelor’s degree in Computing Science and a master’s degree in Zoology from the University of Alberta, Canada.