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Trixie Wolf Rife


Utah State University


Research Topic

Analysis of flow and pollutant load after diversion and treatment in a bioretention area in comparison with undiverted and untreated conventional stormwater collection and conveyance systems.


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Faculty Advisor

Ryan Dupont, Bo Yang





Trixie is from Ohio but most recently moved from Pittsburgh, PA, where her and her husband and lived for 10 years. She have a Bachelor’s in Secondary Education/Biology, a Master’s in Ecology from Utah State, and a Master’s in Environmental Engineering from Youngtown State University. She is working on her PhD in Environmental Engineering at USU with Dr. Ryan Dupont. As part of RFA2, she is interested in improving the quality of stormwater runoff. Specifically, Trixie will be looking at the effects of curb cutouts on water quality in Logan, UT. She chose iUTAH because of the opportunity to study and research stormwater runoff which she was really interested in. When she isn’t studying or working on research, she likes to hike, play basketball, read fiction, go mountain biking, snowshoeing and skiing.