Amanda Gavin is a lake scientist, botanist and educator. She works at FB Environmental, a Portland, Maine consulting company that ‘builds the bridge between science and civic engagement’. As Project Manager, Amanda works with municipalities and natural resource agencies on water quality monitoring projects, natural resource inventories, and wetland resource management. Amanda received a Bachelor of Science in Plant Biology from the University of Vermont in 2011 and a Master of Science in Ecology and Environmental Sciences from the University of Maine at Orono in 2018. At UMaine, her research focused on recovery from acidification and the chemical response to climate change in remote lakes and mountain ponds across Maine. Her connection to Maine lakes began at her family’s camp on Lake Pennesseewassee in Norway, and she is committed to connecting science, education, and curiosity to protect Maine lakes. Amanda lives in South Portland, Maine with her dog Zeppelin.