Sylvia Kantor joined the CASW staff in 2018 after working with CASW on the 10th World Conference of Science Journalists and development of the donor newsletter. Previously she was an agriculture science writer, research associate, and extension educator at Washington State University from 1999 to 2016. Today, she divides her time between ensuring that CASW runs smoothly and writing and editing independently. She is a member of NASW, the Northwest Science Writers Association (NSWA), and the Northwest Independent Editors Guild. She has a master’s in forestry from the University of Washington and a bachelor’s in anthropology from UC Berkeley. Sylvia lives in Seattle where she balances her digital life by making things with her hands, tending her garden, and attuning to the natural world on foot, by kayak, or on skis.