For Women’s History Month, HRA is featuring some of our women employees who contribute to all aspects of the company!

Morgan McKenna came to HRA in 2022 with two years of experience working with federal agencies in Washington and Colorado as a field technician. She received her BS in anthropology from Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia, and MS in anthropology from Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho. As an archaeologist with the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management, she has worked on various Section 106 and Section 110 projects related to recreation, riparian restoration, timber sales, and wildland fire. Her varied background centers on precontact and historical archaeology of the Pacific Northwest, Colorado Plateau, and American Southwest. Her master’s thesis studied ancient Maya diet using stable isotope analysis.

In her free time, she enjoys playing with her dog (Big Tim), Nordic skiing, and making jewelry. One of Morgan’s favorite projects at HRA so far is the 2021/2022 Avista HPMP—Idaho. She participated as an Archaeologist for FERC License Implementation of Cultural Resources Requirements for Avista’s Spokane River Project. HRA assisted Avista with cultural resources services in Idaho in support of the FERC licensing.