Madlyn Carpenter

Natural Infrastructure Fellow

I am from Lincoln, Nebraska. I was first drawn to the program due to the emphasis it had on restoration ecology and how interdisciplinary it was. I think engineers in the past have struggled with looking at a problem holistically, but by integrating multiple disciplines to get a greater diversity of perspective, I believe that truly meaningful ideas can be generated.  I also admire the commitment that Ducks Unlimited has to finding the best fit for each student and being so open-minded to include any interests or ideas we may have into our projects. My MS will be in Environmental Engineering under Dr. Brian Bledsoe, and I am in my second semester of my degree.  I haven’t chosen my thesis topic yet, but it will likely be related to floodplain reconnection and/or restoration. 

Learn more about the Natural Infrastructure Graduate Fellowship, a partnership with Ducks Unlimited.