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Lisa Merry

Large databases and complicated Excel spreadsheets make me happy. If you have a spreadsheet that needs fixing or a pivot table that needs to be created, I’m your person. I’m passionate about finding solutions to complex problems with the use of data manipulation and GIS. At Ascent, I manage our GIS operations and have over 15 years of professional experience. I support all practice groups with their GIS and database needs. I’m also responsible for coordinating all of the firm’s GIS projects, installing and configuring all GIS-related software, and building and maintaining the GIS system.

Before joining Ascent, I worked for the US Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region, where I handled data management for wildlife habitat and occurrence data on National Forest Lands throughout the region.

Outside of work, I can be found wrangling two small boys and going on family adventures. When I get time to myself, I enjoy baking and decorating intricate sugar cookies.

Senior GIS Specialist
GIS Practice Manager
Senior Associate
Notable Projects

MS, Environmental Science and Management, Conservation Planning Specialization, UC Santa Barbara

BS, Environmental Biology and Management (minors in GIS and Psychology), UC Davis

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