Amanda Van Pelt

Hometown: Roseville, CA

Undergrad: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, majoring in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior

Prospective Degree: Ph.D. in Ecological Engineering

Research Focus: Stormwater wetlands and improving their design with a flow-through approach. I’m also looking at aging stormwater wetlands and the role maintenance plays in their long-term health.

Interesting things: I love crafting and used to make goofy handmade Halloween costumes when I was younger (and had excess time). Some include a pyramid, the witch that got smashed by the house in Wizard of Oz (wicked witch of the East? West?), and an apple.