About Nicole Hams
Nicole is responsible for managing science communication and outreach efforts for the Columbia River FWCO with partners and organizations in the Portland metropolitan area. She works closely with Portland Public Schools to facilitate Salmon in the Classroom curriculum and instruction for students, as well as community outreach events. Nicole helps develop and manage internship opportunities for students on a regional and national level through her involvement with regional MANRRS chapters and the Directorate Fellowship Program. Additionally, Nicole works with other scientists in her region to coordinate Science of the Service in an effort to enhance the awareness and understanding of scientific information, findings, techniques, and approaches used in the Pacific Region.
Program: Science Communication and Outreach
Americus, B. E., HAMS, N., Klompen A., Alama-Bermejo G., Lotan T., Bartholomew J., Atkinson S., 2021. The cnidarian parasite Ceratonova shasta utilizes inherited and recruited venom-like compounds during infection. PeerJ. 9:e12606. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.12606
Background: Nicole is an alumni of the Directorate Fellowship Program. Nicole holds a Doctorate and Masters Degree in Biochemistry and Biophysics from Oregon State University and a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Missouri - Columbia. Prior to joining the CRFWCO, Nicole worked at Abernathy Fish Technology Center (USFWS).
At CRFWCO since: 2021