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Lillian McGill

2017 Fellow University of Washington


Lillian McGill grew up in Farmington Hills, Michigan and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Notre Dame, where she received a B.S. in Environmental Science and Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics. While at Notre Dame, Lillian conducted undergraduate research examining the effects of contaminant biotransport by introduced Pacific salmon on containment burdens of stream-resident fish in Great Lakes tributaries. She is currently a graduate student in the Quantitative Ecology and Resource Management program at the University of Washington. In her free time, she enjoys cross country skiing, hiking, and thinking of new ways to communicate scientific and statistical uncertainty. Broadly, Lillian is interested in using quantitative methods to promote conservation of freshwater systems. Her current research focuses on assessing climate risk to stream flows across the Pacific Northwest.

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