Hillary is a Washington native who joined the Port Gamble Ecotoxicology Laboratory in 2009. She has a bachelor’s degree from Western Washington University in Environmental Science and is pursuing her Master’s in Environmental Contamination Assessment. Hillary participates in laboratory programs including water quality analyses, marine and freshwater bioassays and dredge material evaluation. She enjoys working on National Pollutant Discharge Evaluation programs. She has experience in collecting marine organisms for use in laboratory biological assessments and chemical analyses. During her undergraduate studies, Hillary participated in baseline studies of the Elwha River watershed prior to dam removal; surveys of salmon bearing streams and riparian zones including stream health, amphibian population surveys, carnivore watershed use and sterile soil sampling. Continuing her love for stream ecology and environmental education, she currently volunteers as a marine science interpreter at the Seattle Aquarium and does stream monitoring for Stillwater Environmental Center in Kingston, Washington. In her spare time, she enjoys playing and watching soccer.