Hannah Barrett grew up in a commercial fishing family and spent her summers fishing for salmon in Southeast Alaska. Her background has consistently motivated her education and research focus. Hannah holds a BS in Aquatic and Fishery Sciences from the University of Washington and is currently pursuing her PhD in Freshwater Ecology at Oregon State University.
Hannah’s research focuses on climate change adaptation and how coldwater fish like salmon can use pockets of cool water in freshwater habitats to cope with the stressful effects of warm water. Her overarching goal is to produce research that supports science-based decision-making around maintaining fisheries and other ecosystem services. Through her research, she also hopes to develop and strengthen relationships across stakeholder groups to better translate science to inform effective management.