Erin Loury is a fish scientist and science writer based in California. Her work has focused on the establishment, management, and monitoring of community-managed freshwater protected areas for fish, drawing on her early experience with marine protected areas. Since 2012, Erin has served as the Communications Director and a fisheries biologist at the fisheries consulting company FISHBIO. Her international fisheries work has spanned Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar, where she also has experience with capacity building and conservation outreach. Erin is a graduate of the U.C. Santa Cruz Science Communication program, where she wrote for the news section of Science magazine, the Los Angeles Times, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. She is currently writing about a book about her experiences in Southeast Asia that interweaves natural and personal history, including her mother’s family journey from Vietnam.