Bree Yednock has been the Lead Scientist/Research Coordinator at the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve since 2014, and took over for Gary Cooper as the Reserve Manager in early 2017. She received her PhD in Biology from the University of Louisiana in 2013, her Master of Science degree in Coastal Marine and Wetland Studies in 2015, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Oregon in 1998.