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Lauren Krauss is a PhD student in the Ecosystem Services lab. She is in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech. Lauren received her B.S. in Biology from Virginia Tech in 2017 and her M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Virginia Tech in 2020. Her research with Dr. Rippy is focused on green infrastructure ecosystem services, with an emphasis on the capacity of plant functional traits to restore hydrologic services in urban areas.

Lauren Krauss

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Ben Roston is a Master’s student in the Ecosystem Services lab (co-advised by Dr. Rippy and Dr. Marston). He is a Via fellow in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech. He received his B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Virginia Tech in 2020. His research is focused on urban flooding and optimization of aid delivery networks following floods, accounting for past and present environmental justice concerns.

Ben Roston

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Kaitlin Fausey

Kaitlin Fausey is a Master’s student in the Ecosystem Services lab and part of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech. She received her B.S. in Natural Resources Management from Penn State in 2018. Her research is focused on urban greenspace perceptions. She is interested in understanding which services green stormwater infrastructure is perceived to provide relative to other landscapes, and how an individuals educational background shapes those perceptions.

Sam Long is a new Master's student in the Ecosystem Services lab (beginning Fall 2021). He is in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech and is interested in how ecological principals shape the performance of green stormwater infrastructure.