Liliana Hansen, PWS

Senior Scientist

I’ve been curious about the natural world since I was a kid growing up in eastern Washington, on the Pacific Ocean in Mexico, Central America, and Vancouver Island, where I loved to collect things I found outside – animal skeletons, shells, driftwood, rocks. Now I work with smart and talented folks delineating wetlands, streams, and shorelines. I also prepare habitat assessments, create mitigation plans, and help our projects meet local, state, and federal environmental regulations. When I’m not at work, my favorite things to do are camp and hike with my family on a river, lake, or along the Pacific Ocean.

B.S. in Environmental Science, Western Washington University
Favorite Quote:
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” – Mary Oliver
Favorite Species:
I love our coastal shore pine (Pinus contorta) because they twist, bend, and endure in a harsh environment. I also love the belted king fisher (Megaceryle alcyon) because I’ve found it wherever I’ve traveled and always near one of my favorite places – water.
Hidden Talent:
Making sourdough bagels – it’s not hidden, and I will happily make them for you!!