I’m Samara Haver. I am a postdoctoral scholar in the OSU CIMRS/NOAA PMEL acoustics lab and I am advised by Dr. Scott Heppell in the OSU Department of Fisheries and Wildlife. My current research focuses on soundscapes and ocean noise within U.S. waters. I work closely with researchers at NOAA and the National Park Service to record underwater sound in diverse ecosystems, including U. S. National Marine Sanctuaries and U. S. National Parks. I recently earned my Ph.D. in Wildlife Science at Oregon State University where I was also a NOAA Dr. Nancy Foster Scholar. My dissertation research focused on the NOAA/NPS Noise Reference Station Network, a multi-agency collaborative effort to record underwater sound in widespread U. S. marine environments. I also completed my master’s research at Oregon State University in the Research Collective for Applied Acoustics, advised by Dr. Holger Klinck. Before pursuing graduate research, I worked at the NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center under Dr. Sofie Van Parijs in the Protected Species Branch passive acoustics research group. At NOAA I cultivated the skills to focus my passion for marine science to the study of marine acoustics. I completed my undergraduate degree at the Colorado College and directed my interest in science towards the ocean during the semester I spent aboard a tall ship with the Sea Education Association (SEA).