Jenny Liou

2019 Fellow University of Washington


Jenny Liou is a master’s student in the University of Washington’s School of Marine and Environmental Affairs. Jenny grew up in Moscow, Idaho, before receiving a BS in biology and a PhD in the literature and philosophy of science from the  University of California, Irvine. After teaching English and environmental studies at the Nez Perce branch of Northwest Indian College and working as a watershed restoration specialist for Nez Perce Tribal Fisheries, she decided to further her scientific education at the University of Washington. When she’s not researching salmon, Jenny is actively publishing poetry or training jiu jitsu and muay thai.

Jenny’s research focuses on multidisciplinary salmon habitat restoration. She is interested in planning, implementing and monitoring freshwater salmon habitat. She is also interested in how the conventions of storytelling can be used to generate multi-stakeholder buy-in for restoration projects in agricultural contexts where there has traditionally been conflict between farmers and restorationists.

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