Current Wormsloe Fellow

Devan Fitzpatrick (M.S., Environmental Engineering) moved numerous times throughout Western Montana and Northern Idaho while growing up, always finding herself surrounded by mountains and rivers. Her love for the outdoors, stemmed into a passion for protecting environmental quality and promoting natural resource preservation. Devan received her Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Engineering from Oregon State University where she participated in two Research Experience for Undergraduates Programs focused on environmental biomonitors.

Realizing she wanted to steer her career towards working at the interface of ecology and engineering, Devan worked as both a river restoration technician and as an Environmental Specialist for The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) in Portland, OR. To further cultivate her interests Devan started graduate school at the University of Georgia under the advisement of Dr. Brian Bledsoe in 2018. As a Fellow, Devan’s project focuses on spatial prioritization of nature-based infrastructure in coastal systems. She hopes her research will encourage the use of nature-based infrastructure over traditional grey infrastructure solutions to promote co-benefits for both a healthy ecosystem and society.