Deborah Seiler joined the Xerces Society in 2021 as director of communications, bringing over ten years of experience representing environmental and research institutions. She has previously led invasive species campaigns in Wisconsin, coastal science communications with California Sea Grant, and served as CCO of Illinois Extension. Deborah attended University of California-Davis and University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied science communications, environmental behavior, and digital media.
Deborah caught the bug for bugs back in 2005 after seeing armies of ants reshaping the forest in Panama, and remains a huge fan of any and all hymenopterans. She lives in Michigan with her family on a 13-acre habitat restoration in progress.