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Lisa Hoaks


I am the Public Affairs Specialist for the USGS Oregon Water Science Center. 

I started with Oregon Water Science Center in January 2017 as a field assistant. I was totally "green" to USGS and with a lot of patience from my peers was trained up as a hydrologic technician. For several years I operated 11 stream flow and water quality gages around Springfield, Oregon. I also maintained water quality gages in the Santiam basin. 

Since 2022 I have been combining my passion for words and writing with science communication. I really enjoyed working with regional leadership developing content for the Northwest/Pacific Island Region's Science and Products Mapper. I look forward to continuing to help the region and Oregon Water Science Center with website content creation and outreach needs.