Kirsten Feifel

Strategic Advisor to the Deputy Supervisor of Aquatics

Kirsten has an undergraduate degree in Marine Biology from the University of California - Santa Cruz, two Master's degrees from the University of Washington in interdisciplinary marine science and policy and oceanography, and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington.


The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) aims to provide professional, forward-looking stewardship of our state lands, natural resources, and environment, and leadership in creating a sustainable future for the Trusts and all citizens. DNR is a Washington State agency that protects and manages 5.6 million acres of state-owned land that the people of Washington own. Much of this land (3 million acres) is state trust land that provides revenue to help pay for construction of public schools, universities, and other state institutions, and funds services in many counties.