Amanda Bixby, GIT

Staff Geologist

Amanda’s work at MFA is focused on conducting environmental fieldwork, including soil, groundwater, surface water, and sediment sample collection, installation and development of groundwater monitoring wells, borehole logging, and environmental report preparation for contaminated sites throughout the Pacific Northwest. While in school, Amanda took a strong interest in environmental geology and natural hazards, as well…

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Who is Amanda Bixby, GIT?

Amanda’s work at MFA is focused on conducting environmental fieldwork, including soil, groundwater, surface water, and sediment sample collection, installation and development of groundwater monitoring wells, borehole logging, and environmental report preparation for contaminated sites throughout the Pacific Northwest.

While in school, Amanda took a strong interest in environmental geology and natural hazards, as well as spatial analysis. She took courses that focused on developing field skills and gaining spatial knowledge. In her senior year, Amanda was hired by the Western Washington University Geology Department to redesign the “GIS in Geology” course. Following graduation, she worked as an AutoCAD technician for an engineering firm.

Amanda has field experience mapping bedrock units and geomorphic features. She also has advanced proficiency in ArcGIS and experience with AutoCAD, MATLAB, Mathcad, SPSS, Adobe Creative Suite, Surfer 8, AutoLISP, and SQL. Amanda has performed ground penetrating radar surveys, seismic refraction surveys, and topographic surveys using photogrammetry and Trimble GPS data. She also has experience in technical writing, journalism, and public speaking.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Geology with GIS minor, Western Washington University

Certifications

Geologist in Training: Washington

40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operation Training

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