Traditions and Transitions
Friday Harbor Laboratories Director Billie J. Swalla’s connection with FHL has spanned several decades. She moved to the University of Washington in 1999 as an Assistant Professor for the opportunity to work and teach at FHL. In 2012 she was Acting Director, then became Interim Director and was appointed FHL Director in 2014.
July 1, 2019 marks the end of her 6.5 years at the helm of Friday Harbor Labs. This Tide Bite strays from our traditional format to be a thoughtful reflection by Billie on her time as Director, with a look toward the bright future of FHL.