As the Regional Program Officer and Tribal Liaison for the USGS Northwest-Pacific Islands Region (DOI Regions 9 & 12), Lief supports coordination and external engagement at seven USGS Science Centers in Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon & Washington.
Lief serves on the senior staff of the Northwest-Pacific Islands Region. As the Regional Program Officer and Tribal Liaison, Lief is focused on providing improved access to USGS science, data, information and tools for the benefit of Northwest Tribes, Native Hawaiian Organizations, partners, stakeholders and the general public.
Program Officer & Tribal Liaison, USGS Northwest-Pacific Islands Regional Office
Staff Biologist, USGS Biological Resources Western Regional Office
Program Analyst, USGS Biological Resources Discipline
Budget Analyst, USGS Biological Resources Discipline
Education and Certifications
Virginia Tech, Urban and Regional Planning, M.A.
Clark University, Government, B.A.
Honors and Awards
Fellow, National Conservation Leadership Institute (NCLI)
Graduate, USDA Graduate School Executive Leadership Program
Presidential Management Intern (PMI), Office of Personnel Management