Lizzie Parkinson - PSMFC (Fisheries Genetics Technician)
Hired in the spring of 2014, Lizzie Parkinson is a genetics technician who works as part of a larger comprehensive effort aimed at the recovery and conservation of the endangered Snake River sockeye salmon. Her work is primarily focused on generating microsatellite data for the construction of pedigree information to be used in future sockeye genetic management. In a smaller capacity, she participates in other aspects of the sockeye program which focus on research or hatchery rearing.
In 2009, Lizzie received her Bachelor of Science degree in biology with a marine emphasis from Western Washington University. Some of her past job experiences include working as a field fisheries technician for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game in the southeast region, working as a contract scientist for NOAA, and working as a technician in the Eagle Fish Health lab.
An Eastern Idaho native, Lizzie enjoys spending her time backpacking and camping in the wild places of Idaho. In the fall, she often accompanies her amazing husband and beautiful German shorthair pointer while they hunt upland game, during the winters she tries to get out and cross country ski as much as possible. She enjoys cooking and eating excellent food. She is also currently enrolled as a part-time art student at Boise State University seeking a second degree in Fine Arts.