Maddie Karr is a fourth-year undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor of Science accelerated Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering with a focus on water. Her interests involve improving the overall health and well-being of individuals through the implementation of engineering projects. In winter 2019 she helped conduct an assessment trip for a small-scale clean water distribution system in eastern Nepal through the Engineers Without Borders (EWB) chapter at the University of Colorado Boulder. Now as EWB CU chapter president she has continued her interest in global engineering as she formulated and executed goals with the chapter’s teams. Last school year she was an undergraduate field research assistant with Professor Cresten Mansfeldt for the on-campus wastewater SARS-Co2-V monitoring. Over summer 2021, she was a research assistant for Dr. Matthew Bentley and conducted a literature review of chemical contaminants in drinking water for the development of the Chemical Health Risk Identification System.
Beyond her studies and extracurricular involvements, Maddie enjoys cooking, traveling, reading, and losing herself in music and art projects.