Nia Hurst is a Research Biologist in the Wetlands and Coastal Ecology Branch at the USACE-ERDC. Utilizing Engineering With Nature principles, her research broadly focuses on using wetland restoration, creation, and management to develop applied solutions to emerging environmental problems. With a background in wetland biogeochemistry, her research employs soil biogeochemical and microbial techniques in field, laboratory, and greenhouse studies to inform EWN project outcomes. Nia earned an M.S. in Oceanography and Coastal Sciences from Louisiana State University in 2016 and a B.S. in Environmental Science from DePaul University in 2014.