PRESIDENT (Term 2015-2020)
Lisa Hunt is currently a visiting scholar in the Resh lab at UC Berkeley. Her PhD research focused on evaluating effects of insecticides on aquatic invertebrate communities of small streams in soybean production regions in South America (Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay). She also adapted a European bioassessment index, the Species at Risk (SPEAR) pesticide index, for use in South America and California. Lisa received a BS in Environmental Systems Engineering from the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Cornell University, where she focused on sustainable agriculture and pesticide fate and transport. After spending several years working for the government conducting ecological risk assessments of contaminated sites, she obtained her MS in Environmental Engineering from UC Berkeley, with an emphasis on aquatic ecosystems. Prior to starting her PhD, she worked in environmental consulting on a variety of projects primarily in California, including: ecological impacts of herbicides, organophosphate pesticides and pyrethroid pesticides; effects of water diversions, changes in flow, and proposed water recirculation; aquatic toxicity of mosquito control pesticides; and alternatives for managing selenium-laden agricultural drainage water from the San Joaquin Valley.