Amanda M Hefner

Amanda grew up near Denver, Colorado where she developed a passion for geography, climate change and other environmental issues early on in her life. Following her interests, she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of North Dakota in 2017, where she studied Environmental Geography & GISc, with a minor in Sustainability Studies. After graduating, Amanda enrolled as a Master of Arts student at the University of Minnesota, where she actively studies paleoclimatology, natural hazards, paleoflood hydrology and science communication. She is a current member of the Center for Dendrochronology research lab group and enthusiastically works as a T.A for GEOG 1403 - Biogeography of the Global Garden.

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
Courses Taught
  • GEOG 1403 - Biogeography of the Global Garden