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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
She/Her
Sacramento
916.444.7301
Notable Projects
Education

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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