Author: Amanda Close

My name is Amanda, and I just completed my first year as an MEM student at the Nic School specializing in wetlands, rivers, coasts, and all things water! Originally from coastal Massachusetts, I got my bachelors degree from the University of New Hampshire in environmental conservation. While at UNH I studied abroad in New Zealand, which instilled in me a wanderlust that still has not subsided. Upon graduating in 2012 I have taught outdoor ed in Yellowstone, volunteered at a buddhist monastery in Nepal, guided whitewater in Washington, and learned how to SCUBA dive in Thailand, among others. I am excited to apply the science and policy I have learned this past year at the Nic School in a very real (and outdoor!) setting this summer on the rivers of the American West!