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Founded in the heart of downtown Seattle in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest west coast universities. The University moved to its current site in 1895 and now has three campuses: the main Seattle campus, Tacoma, and Bothell. Over 92,000 students attend the university annually, making it the largest university in Washington State.

The Center for Penguins as Ocean Sentinels is part of the College of Arts and Science and located in Kincaid Hall on the Seattle campus. On campus we analyze data, organize the next field season, and teach undergraduate and graduate students. We talk penguins, so there is rarely a dull moment or day without penguins in the center of our conversation.

Dr. Dee Boersma came to the University of Washington as an assistant professor in 1974. She was associate director of Institute for Environmental Studies from 1987 to 1993, acting chair of the Department of Biology in 2005 and 2006, and holds the Wadsworth Endowed Chair in Conservation Science and is an professor in the Department of Biology. Through her many roles at the university, she continues to educate and inspire students in science and conservation.

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Dee giving a talk on the Penguin Sentinels Project.

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