Krystal Yhap

Graduate Assistant
University of Maryland-College Park

Krystal is a Masters student in the Department of Environmental Science and Technology at the University of Maryland and is working as a Graduate Assistant under Dr. Negahban-Azar. Krystal completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and Technology: Ecological Technical Design with a minor in Sustainability Studies. As an undergraduate student, Krystal participated in the invitation-only ETE College Park Scholars program and was nominated to serve as the undergraduate student chair on the ENST Diversity Committee. Krystal also had the pleasure of completing an internship with Dr. Tilley and the National Park Service as well as an internship at State Highway Administration working as a Highway Hydraulics and Stormwater Management intern. Krystal was recently accepted into the EcologyPlus program, in partnership with the Ecological Society of America, to participate in their pilot project. Krystal’s interest is in Urban water resource management, urban water conservation, stormwater management, and natural treatment systems. Krystal is currently working closely with Dr. Negahban-Azar on research concerning the use and development of a framework that is able to holistically evaluate the sustainability of urban water systems using the Water Evaluation and Planning tool (WEAP).


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