Senior Program Manager
Hannah Ake is a Senior Program Manager at the California Water Data Consortium and uses her background in hydrology, biology, and data science to solve interdisciplinary problems statewide, while furthering the Consortium’s goal of using data and data stewardship to foster sustainable long-term water resource planning in California.
Prior to joining the Consortium, Hannah worked as an Oceanographer and Senior Environmental Scientist for the State of California, where she led the Department of Parks and Recreation’s Oceanography Research Program. There she managed multi-benefit natural resource programs that utilized open data to foster science based decision-making statewide. Hannah has also served as an Associate Resource Specialist at Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, where she worked to manage local water resource programs that advance water use-efficiency and diversify water supplies, and as an Information Systems Associate at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, where she managed and analyzed large-scale marine research datasets.
Hannah holds an MSc in Aquatic Resource Management from King’s College London, and a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara.