Amanda M Hefner

I am currently studying paleoflood hydrology, natural hazards, climate change, and science communication. I am a current member of the Center for Dendrochronology research lab group and enthusiastically work as a TA for GEOG 1403 - Biogeography of the Global Garden. My thesis, "Holocene paleofloods and their relevance to flood mitigation, risk assessment, and policy" is set for completion in late 2019.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Science : Environmental Geography , University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, 2017.


  • Climate Change
  • Paleoflood Hydrology
  • Risk and Hazard Assessment
  • Science Communication
  • Sustainability
  • Physical Geography
  • Dendrochronology
  • Biogeography
Courses Taught
  • GEOG 1403 - Biogeography of the Global Garden
  • ThinkSwiss Scholarship, July 2019 - September 2019
  • Graduate Research Partnership Program, May 2019 - August 2019
  • Research Travel Grant, Department of Geography, Environment and Society, University of Minnesota, March 2019 - April 2019