Hannah McDonough joined Washington Water Trust in July 2022 as a Project Manager. She brings five years of experience in environmental consulting and four years in public education.
After studying marine biology in high school, Hannah felt pulled to protect our valuable water resources. She dipped her toes into hydrogeology during field camp in Lander, WY by conducting dye tracer tests on the Popo Agie River. She went on to earn her M.S. in hydrogeology from Utah State University where she studied metals loading from an abandoned mine into the Bayhorse Creek in Idaho.
As a licensed geologist, she worked on state and federal cleanup sites across Washington. She discovered an interest in community outreach while educating homeowners on the health impacts of arsenic and lead in their soil for the Department of Ecology Tacoma Yard Cleanup Program. Most recently, Hannah completed an AmeriCorps VISTA service year at Great Peninsula Conservancy, where she partnered with schools, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and landowners to restore salmon and forest habitats in Kitsap County. She looks forward to supporting Washington communities by restoring river flows instream.
Hannah grew up in a log home in Vermont where she tapped maple trees and cross country skied out the back door. She moved to Washington in 2012 and enjoys exploring the unique landscapes and diversity throughout the Pacific Northwest.