Dylan McDowell serves as the Deputy Director for the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators where he supports state legislators across the country working on conservation and environmental issues. He is a science communicator who specializes in making complex science accessible for a general audience, and his background includes developing education and outreach programs for the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center and the Hatfield Marine Science Center. He is an active science writer and has frequently contributed to Oregon Sea Grant publications.
Dylan began working in public policy at the Oregon State University (OSU) Government Relations Office, where he supported efforts to expand OSU Extension programs in the state legislature and managed legislator outreach. He graduated summa cum laude from OSU with Honors Bachelor of Science degrees in Fisheries and Wildlife Science and in Education.