Klarissa Lawrence joined WEST in 2006 as a field technician; in March 2018 she transitioned into the position of Biologist/Wetland Specialist. Klarissa has worked in much of the western United States and interior Alaska. Her wide range of experience includes energy pre- and post-construction, wetland delineations, habitat surveys, rare plant surveys, and species-specific surveys. Klarissa received a B.S. in Biology with a Botany Emphasis from Metropolitan State University in Denver, Colorado.
Klarissa’s field experience and the opportunity to work with many biologists of various disciplines have prepared her for taking on a larger role with WEST. She has worked on several pipeline and wind farm projects and she understands safety protocols and the challenges that can be faced as part of the energy development industry. Klarissa is always looking for new opportunities to enhance her techniques.