Rachael King

Research and Advisory Services Graduate Assistant

Office: CBH S314


Rachael King is a professional M.A. student at VIMS.  She holds a B.S. in Environmental Science from Arizona State University and her undergraduate Honors thesis explored fish consumption advisory program policy across the U.S. and Canada.  Rachael is interested in science policy and pursues this through various projects, including work as a volunteer for the Virginia Scientist-Community Interface and as an advisee to Elizabeth River Project.  Her capstone project is examining aquatic and human health impacts from poultry CAFOs in Virginia and connecting such impacts to potential policy improvements at the state level.  Outside of her research, Rachael enjoys gardening, baking, boating, and lazy Saturday mornings.



King, R., Polidoro, B., Watanabe, K., & Avery, T. (2021). Fish consumption advisory programs: Opportunities and challenges for the protection of human health in Canada and the United States. Journal of Science Policy and Governance, 19(1).

H.B. 2628, 2022 Sec. Reg. Sess. (AZ, 2022).

S.B. 1708, 2021 Sec. Reg. Sess. (AZ, 2021).

H.B. 2859, 2020 Sec. Reg. Sess. (AZ, 2020).

S.B. 1340, 2020 Sec. Reg. Sess. (AZ, 2020).