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Empathetic, Curious, Hard-working


I’m Jackie! I come from a tiny little town in Idaho. I’m a civil engineering major looking to attend grad school in environmental fluid mechanics with the hope of being a professor someday. I’m the treasurer of American Indian Science and Engineering Society and a NSF CAMP scholar. I love everything outdoors but especially the snow.

Down the road, I see myself as a professor with a huge garden. I’d love to be able to mentor the next generations of thinkers while also still being able to learn for myself. Also, I love gardening.

Research experiences:

Summer 2014: Arsenic in rural California groundwater with Professor Susan Amrose

Summer 2015: Wastewater reclamation: a case study with Professor Amy Sapkota

Summer 2016: Environmental fluid mechanics research with Professor Mark Stacey


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