Debra Becker

My position at the Western Fisheries Research Center has provided me with the opportunity to enjoy an infinite variety of duties. As of February, 2017 I will have contributed 36 years of Federal service and I look forward to more new and exciting things to come.



A.A. 1983. General Education, American River College, Sacramento, CA



1996 to Present - Information/Education Specialist, U.S. Geological Survey, Western Fisheries Research Center, Seattle, WA

1991-1996 - Information/Education Liaison, U.S. Geological Survey, Western Fisheries Research Center, Seattle, WA

1990-1991 - Editorial Assistant, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Northwest Biological Science Center, Seattle, WA

1987-1990 - Office Assistant, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Sacramento Field Office, Sacramento, CA.



Fishery Program Assistant, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Fisheries Assistance Office, Arcata, CA.

Secretary, Bureau of Land Management, Division of Mineral Resources, Branch of Fluid and Solid Minerals, Sacramento, CA

Editorial Clerk/WP Operator, Branch of Information Services, Div. of Administration, Bureau of Land Management, Sacramento, CA


Brief Description of Duties:

  • Website Administrator and Content Manager
  • Fundamental Science Practices and Peer Review Coordination
  • Outreach and Communications (Development of various publications such as the WFRC Newsletter, Center annual science briefs, fact and information sheets, visual presentations, and exhibits.)
  • WFRC Data Steward
  • Science and Information Management Reporting
  • Coordination and Monitoring of Research Grade Evaluation.



U.S. Geological Survey - 1997 to 2016 - 33 awards for superior performance, and special acts.

National Biological Service - 1994 to 1996 - 5 awards for superior performance, and special acts. 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - 1988 to 1992 - 4 awards for superior performance.

Bureau of Land Management - 1985 - 1 award for superior performance.



2008 - AFS Physiology Section, Certificate of Appreciation.  Assistance in the organization of the Eighth Fish Biology Congress.