Fish and Wildlife Program Analyst
Maureen Hess joined the Council staff in January 2021 as the Fish and Wildlife Program Analyst. Her work focuses on program development, program performance, and program implementation efforts. Prior to joining the Council, Maureen worked with the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission for eleven years – first as a Conservation Geneticist leading research studies on hatchery and natural-origin fish interactions and fitness, and coordinating the Parentage-Based Tagging program; and then transitioned to the Fisheries Management Department as the Hatchery Production Coordinator. In that role, she collaborated with state, federal, and tribal co-managers on regional coordination of anadromous Salmon and Steelhead hatcheries in the Columbia River Basin, and reviewed, analyzed, and reported on information related to hatchery production programs. Maureen received both her M.S in Aquatic and Fishery Sciences and B.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Washington.