Amanda Manaster

Graduate student in Seattle, Washington

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Amanda grew up among the corn and soybeans of central Illinois. She received her B.S. in Engineering Physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May 2016. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, she interned at the United States Geological Survey Illinois Water Science Center. There, she developed a passion for hydrology, which led her to pursue a graduate degree in the field.

After 22 years in the Midwest, Amanda moved to Seattle, WA. She joined the Watershed Dynamics research group in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington in September 2016. Her work within the group focuses on the impacts of forested roads on nearby streams.

Aside from hydrology, Amanda loves running half-marathons, supporting women in science, dancing ballet, drinking coffee, being outdoors, and making lists.

  • Education
    • University of Washington
    • University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign