Lisa Schomaker

Lisa is a Research Ecologist with the Conservation Research Program where she started as a crew lead in 2018. She is happiest when working outdoors but also enjoys map-making, data analysis, and writing. She completed her B.A. in Biology at Reed College in 2011, and immediately flew to Alaska to count migrating salmon for the National Park Service. That internship grew into a job, and she ended up spending four field seasons in Alaska working on research projects ranging from water quality monitoring to endangered lichen surveys. Lisa recently completed her M.S. in Botany at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, documenting the spread of an invasive moss in a Hawaiian cloud forest. In her quest to become a well-rounded naturalist, she enjoys spending much of her time botanizing, birding, and exploring new wilderness areas in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.