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Mary Hillis
Graduate Research Assistant

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.  Mary's thesis research, an NDMC partnership with the National Integrated Drought Information System, is on strategies for improving 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