Helen is originally from:

Lincoln, Nebraska

Favorite thing to do when not working:

Anything outdoors! I’ve spent most of my free time recently exploring hiking trails in the mountains near Albuquerque, but I also enjoy backpacking, scuba diving, biking, and cross-country skiing, depending on the weather.

Backpacking in the Maroon Bells, CO.

Favorite books:

The two books that I can’t stop re-reading are The Class Castle by Jeannette Walls, and The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver.

Special talent, skill, or passion that people may not be aware of:

I really enjoy woodworking and I’m always dreaming up new construction projects that integrate my other hobbies. Some recent projects include a green roof, aquaponics system, wooden topographic maps, and a new beehive.

Constructing the green roof and beekeeping.

Most memorable experience in nature:

I spent a week camping around the perimeter of Iceland last summer, hiking on/through every volcano and glacier I could find. Definitely the most beautiful landscape I’ve encountered, and I loved experiencing the country through free campsites and never-ending daylight.

Helen hiking through lava tubes in Iceland with her fiancé.

Favorite food to eat or make:

Sushi! I recently got a sushi-making kit and I’ve been making it every week since.

Further Reading

Meet Landscape Designer Emma Podietz
Get to Know Ecologist Caroline Hildebrand
Get to know Water Resources Engineer Nate Wadley
Biohabitats Senior Engineer & Practice Leader, Erin English, on the Rewilding Earth Podcast
Meet Integrated Water Resources Engineer Helen Little

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