Andrea Wagner is a 3rd year master’s student in the Community and Regional Planning and Sustainable Agriculture dual degree program at Iowa State University. Currently, she is conducting a comparative analysis of six of Iowa’s watershed groups. This research focuses on the social infrastructure of the groups, as well as the structure and function relationship between watershed organizations and the communities of which they are a part, with an aim to improve conservation implementation at the watershed scale. This work is supported by a grant from the North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program, as well as by the Iowa Water Center. Andrea lives in Ames with her husband and dog, where they enjoy the many parks the city has to offer.