Amanda joined the NY/NJ Baykeeper team as a full time staff member in January 2020. Amanda started her work with Baykeeper as a Rutgers University student and intern in 2015, and became Baykeeper’s Restoration Program Field Assistant in 2018. Amanda assists the Restoration Program Director with all aspects of the Restoration Program, including aquaculture facility operations, monitoring activities, and project installation. Amanda heads up the living shoreline sediment research which includes experimental design, monitoring, laboratory analysis and data analysis. Amanda also assists with NY/NJ Baykeeper’s microplastics work, kayak program, and education and outreach efforts. Amanda has extensive experience in the field and on the water, is SCUBA Certified and has over 10 years experience owning and operating boats. Amanda received a B.S. degree in Marine Sciences from Rutgers University.