Steven Murawski spent his formative years in Kansas and Texas, before moving to New England as a teen. Interested in fisheries and the ocean since he was a lad, he obtained his degrees at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Since coming to the Northeast Fisheries Science Center, he has been involved with determining how many fish of various species are in the ocean, and how many should be caughtthe process of stock assessment. Murawski will soon be the Director of the National Marine Fisheries Service’s Office of Science and Technology. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife Joni, daughters in high school and college, and a golden retriever, Sunshine.