Prior to joining the Alaska Fisheries Science Center in 2020, Sandra (Sandy) Parker-Stetter served as the Team Lead for the Fisheries Engineering and Acoustic Technologies (FEAT) team in the Fishery Resource Analysis and Monitoring Division at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center. She was previously a Research Fish Biologist with FEAT and focused on the application and development of acoustic-trawl approaches to describe the distribution, abundance, and ecology of fish and invertebrates in the Pacific Ocean. Sandy received her HBSc from the University of Windsor (Ontario) and her MSc and PhD from Cornell University (New York). Her HBSc and MSc focused on freshwater ecology and invasive species in the Great Lakes. The use of acoustic-trawl methods to evaluate the distribution and ecology of rainbow smelt in Lake Champlain was the focus of her PhD. Sandy also completed a postdoctoral program with the University of Washington’s (UW) School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. As a PostDoc and Research Scientist at UW, she used acoustic-trawl methods to study fish and invertebrate species in the Bering Sea, Arctic, and Salish Sea. Sandy’s current science interests are on the evaluation and development of advanced technologies to address assessment and ecological/biological questions. As the Program Manager for MACE, she focuses on leadership, management, and outreach that help to make the science magic happen.