amanda wagner

Amanda Wagner

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

Making coastal ecosystems healthier through climate adaptation

Amanda Wagner is a doctoral candidate in residency at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the Los Angeles District, Regulatory Division. As a regulatory project manager, she regulates projects in the waters of the United States under the Clean Water Act and the Rivers and Harbors Act. Her dissertation research focuses on temporary impacts permitted by Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, and their impact on aquatic resources in southern California. She previously completed her Solutions Course as the Watershed Research Fellow at Heal the Bay, a local environmental nonprofit, where she worked on their River Report Card Pilot Project and the L.A. River revitalization plan. Her current research interests include coastal ecosystems and urban watershed health.

Amanda holds a Master of Science in Environmental Health Sciences from UCLA where she worked on climate change adaptation strategies for sea level rise impacts on coastal wetlands. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Music History also from UCLA