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Mary Hillis




About Mary

Mary Hillis is a master's degree student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's School of Natural Resources. She has a bachelor's degree from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo in Earth Sciences, with minors in soil science and sustainable environments. Mary developed an interest in water resources through her senior project, Estimation of Spatial Variation in Hydraulic Conductivity Using Geoelectrical Methods at Swanton Pacific Ranch. The goal of her thesis research, through a partnership of the NDMC and the National Integrated Drought Information System, is improvement of drought impact tools and management plans.

Education

  • B.S. in 2017 earth sciences with minors in soil science and sustainable environments, from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo