Amanda Stemig is a Ph.D. candidate in chemistry at the University of Minnesota and an interdisciplinary doctoral fellow at IonE. Her research focuses on the role of nanoparticle accessible surface area in the degradation of environmental pollutants, with an emphasis on pesticides, in simulated groundwater systems. During her residency at IonE she hopes to better understand the societal perceptions and consequences of introducing nanoparticles into the environment via remediation systems. Amanda earned her B.S. in chemistry from the University of St. Thomas. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching hockey and football, and teaching dance at a local studio.