Amanda earned a Master’s degree in Environmental Science and Ecology from the SUNY Brockport in 2020, focusing on environmental water-chemistry and watershed systems. Her Master’s research involved studying legacy phosphorus in temperate and tropical watersheds in collaboration with the Intensely Managed Landscapes, Iowa, and Luquillo, Puerto Rico NSF funded Critical Zone Observatories Network.
Amanda has worked at Stantec as an Environmental Scientist since 2017 and has a wide variety of environmental experience. One project involves her role as a Field Research Assistant for a remote sensing and machine learning-based Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) study in collaboration with the Jefferson Project and a confidential partner on a western NY lake. Deployed sensors evaluate a wide variety of water quality parameters in predictive modeling of HABs.
Prior to returning to school for her Master’s program, Amanda was a high school science teacher, teaching earth and environmental science courses. While in grad school, she was a Teaching Assistant for multiple entry level science courses.
Amanda joined GRW in 2022 and is passionate about preserving and cleaning up surface water bodies. She enjoys spending time around water, whether it’s lakes, streams, or rivers. She and her husband enjoy hiking and biking local trails on their tandem bike, casual fishing, and spending time with their 2 parrots.