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Lisa Hoaks

I am a hydrologic technician and website content manager at 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 maintain a couple dedicated water quality gages in the Santiam basin. 

More recently I have been combining my passion for words and writing with science communication. I have really enjoyed working with regional leadership developing content for the USGS Region 12 Science Explorer Mapper. I look forward to continuing to help the region and Oregon Water Science Center with web and communication outreach needs. 

Professional Experience

  • USGS, Web Content Manager, June 2022 - present

  • Hydrologic Technician, USGS, 2017-present

  • Hydrologic Technician, Idaho Bureau of Laboratories, seasonal position for well water quality monitoring program, 2016

  • Hydrogeology Intern, Idaho Department of Water Resources, Fall semester 2015

Education and Certifications

  • B.S. Geoscience with Hydrology emphasis, Boise State University, 2016