Two new staff join TWRI water team

Adriana Williams (left) and Amanda Tague (right) have joined the TWRI staff.

The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) water team is growing, and two new staff members recently joined the team.

Amanda Tague has joined TWRI as a full-time research associate, after serving as a graduate student research assistant at TWRI for the past year. She works with the field monitoring team and assists with various watershed protection and management projects.

“I am thoroughly excited to be transitioning to a full-time staff member, for what I already know is a fantastic team!” Tague said. “I look forward to stepping into a larger role engaging with stakeholders and finding new, creative ways to support TWRI in restoring Texas waters.”

Tague received her bachelor’s degree in geology from Texas A&M University in 2019 and is set to graduate this August with a master’s degree from Texas A&M’s Water Management and Hydrological Sciences program. Her degree emphasis is on groundwater, water law and surface water geochemistry. As a student, she helped lead the Texas A&M Water Network, a student chapter of the Texas section of the American Water Works Association.

Adriana Williams has joined TWRI as a research assistant, supporting the water quality monitoring projects that TWRI coordinates throughout Texas. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in agriculture, with a concentration in animal and food sciences, from Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) in 2022.

“I am ecstatic to join the TWRI team because I will have the opportunity to aid in the restoration, routine monitoring and protection of the breathtaking water bodies in the beautiful state of Texas,” Williams said. “I am very optimistic about what the future may hold for myself, and I can't wait to take on more projects.”

While pursuing her degree, Williams was involved in the Pre-Veterinary Club at PVAMU, which led to opportunities to work with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and to network in specific fields, she said. She plans to continue pursuing further education and eventually earn a Ph.D., and also hopes to start community education programs to help citizens learn ways to aid in local natural resources conservation.


As communications manager, Leslie Lee leads TWRI's communications and marketing strategy and team, manages TWRI's publications, and coordinates effective communications support for TWRI's numerous projects serving the state of Texas.

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