In her current position Mabel is primarily responsible for helping to foster relationships with subsistence communities and fishing sectors to identify opportunities for scientific collaboration and co-production of research. Mabel will help the center in its effort to build staff capacity to engage effectively in these efforts. This will help foster greater information sharing and opportunities to develop mutually beneficial research priorities.
In her previous work, Mabel led a collaborative study examining offshore gold mining and effects on important structural habitat components for juvenile red king crab in Norton Sound, Alaska. She also managed a collaborative initiative between the Bering Sea Elders and a Bering Sea commercial fishing fleet. The goal of the initiative was to better understand Kuskokwim Bay water temperature and strengthen communication between Alaskan Native communities and the commercial fishing industry.
Mabel has a Bachelor’s degree in Sustainability Studies and a Master’s degree in Environmental Science from Alaska Pacific University.