Sarah Converse is the Unit Leader of the Washington Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and has a joint appointment in the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences and the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. Sarah’s research group develops quantitative methods for monitoring and modeling populations, particularly endangered populations. They also work closely with population managers, using their models and decision-analytic approaches to support decisions in the face of uncertainty and complex and conflicting social values. Sarah and her team study a wide variety of taxa, including marine and terrestrial birds, marine and terrestrial mammals, reptiles, amphibians and fish. Currently, Sarah is working with collaborators in North America, Europe, New Zealand, French Polynesia and the Arctic, with a special emphasis on work in Washington State.