Hannah Friedrich, M.S.
Hannah joined Conservation Biology Institute in January 2020 and primarily contributes to a project assessing and mapping grassland dynamics within the USDA Conservation Reserve Program. With a M.S. in Geography from Oregon State University and a B.S in Geography and Geographic Information Science/Cartography from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, Hannah is excited to extend her geospatial analysis skills with Google Earth Engine and random forest modeling to contribute to geospatial mapping and analysis efforts at CBI using open-source tools and data.
After completing her Bachelor's degree, she made maps for a transportation engineering firm, a self-driving car company, and participated in the NASA DEVELOP Program to study estuarine vegetation patterns in the Bay Area. While completing her Master's degree, Hannah worked on the NASA-funded Missing Millions project with which she studied satellite image time series analysis and disturbance detection algorithms to analyse establishment and growth trends of refugee settlements in Northern Uganda. Hannah's interest in using satellite image analysis for land cover change couples with her passion for studying people and environment dynamics, and human migration and development. With a curiosity for studying the power of maps, old and new, Hannah plans to continue studying satellite imagery through a critical geographic lens.
Hannah lives in Corvallis and spends her free time trail running with her partner and dog in the McDonald-Dunn forest, cooking, seeing live music and exploring new places in Oregon.