Who we Are

Alejandro Acevedo

A man in a yellow shirt, a woman in a purple hat, and a boy in a blue shirt smiling on a sunny day.

I am a Professor in Biology and Science Education at Western Washington University.  Originally from Mexico City, I have found my second home in the Pacific Northwest with my wife Lisa, our wonderful son Ethan and the memory of our beloved daughter Alima.  My research interests involve the interaction between marine animals and their environment.  My work has been conducted on whales, dolphins and now seals; however, I am also interested in any questions related to marine ecology and conservation.  I love playing soccer and the guitar, and a good hike in a remote place. (You can see my photo gallery by clicking Alejandro in the People drop-down menu.)

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Graduate Students

Graduate students are the field leaders that collect most of the data in our lab.  They are also the immediate supervisors of our field and lab assistants.  Graduate students conduct independent research to obtain their MSc degrees and to later publish their work.

You can learn more about becoming an undergraduate student by clicking To Become A Student in the Research drop-down menu.

You can learn about current and past graduates by clicking the People drop-down menu.

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Undergraduate Students

Western undergraduate students are encouraged to conduct independent studies in our lab to gain experience in science.  Usually, they begin by helping as field or lab assistants and afterwards conduct their own study.

You can learn more about becoming an undergraduate student by clicking To Become A Student in the Research drop-down menu.

You can learn about current and past undergraduates by clicking the Peope drop-down menu.