Kraft, Lily

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Graduate Research Assistant
IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering

Graduate Student
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Office: 323-11 Stanley Hydraulics Lab (SHL)


Education: PhD, The University of Iowa,
BS, Michigan Technological University, 2019
MS, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2021

Research Areas
I received my BS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University in 2019 and graduated with my MS degree in Civil Engineering from UW-Madison in 2021.
Currently, I am a first year PhD student in Civil Engineering here at Iowa. My research focuses on the economic impacts of flooding, whether through flood insurance or federal assistance programs.
I am very excited about interdisciplinary research that combines hydrological engineering with social science to understand how natural hazards will affect particular communities in the future.
A fun fact about me: I have completed an ultramarathon and am avid gravel and mountain biker, trail runner, and Nordic skier!