Sylvia Kantor has enjoyed her role as CASW’s administrator and communications manager since 2018. When she’s not ensuring that CASW runs smoothly, she is a freelance science writer. She covers forest ecology and natural resource management for the US Forest Service Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountain Research stations. Previously, she was an agriculture science writer, research associate, and extension educator at Washington State University. She is a member of the National Association of Science Writers (NASW) and the Northwest Science Writers Association (NSWA). She has a master’s in natural resource planning from the University of Washington and a bachelor’s in anthropology from the University of California Berkeley. Sylvia lives in Seattle where enjoys making things with her hands, tending her garden, and attuning to the natural world on foot, by kayak, or on skis.