Cindy Sandoval is the Communications Specialist for the Office of Aquaculture. Her responsibilities include providing relevant marine aquaculture information to stakeholders and designing program outreach strategies. Prior to joining NOAA, Cindy worked as a public affairs specialist and video producer for the Pacific Southwest Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. While there, she worked to highlight conservation success stories and was the lead for the region's new media outreach efforts. Her experiences in science communications has afforded her the opportunity to design communications strategies for numerous fish and wildlife restoration and sustainable seafood efforts across the nation. Cindy holds a M.A. in Professional Writing as well as dual B.S. degrees in Biology and Public Relations from Northern Arizona University.