Honoring Excellence, Impact, and Helping Others

Dr. Jamie Donatuto has spent decades advancing the environmental health and well being of the communities in which she works. That service and success was recently recognized by the National Science Foundation as, in partnership with The Kaleta A. Doolin Foundation, Jamie was named as one of 31 Ocean Decade Champions. Women leaders at the frontiers of geosciences, these champions “demonstrate excellence in research, impact to society, and helping others achieve success.”  A long-time staff member and Environmental Health Analyst for the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, Jamie’s projects span a wide breadth of community environmental health topics including toxics in local traditional foods, tribal health-related impacts from climate change, informal environmental health education based on connections to traditional foods, and developing community-based indigenous health indicators. When she isn’t helping improve Swinomish’s environmental health programs, Jamie co-leads SEARCH’s Human Well Being co-production team with Jackie Qataliña Schaeffer.