Amy McManus (B.S. 2004, M.E. 2006) began her engineering career in the wastewater industry, but thanks to a connection with another USU BE alum, she discovered a rewarding career as Regulatory Affairs Specialist with Bard Access Systems in Salt Lake City, Utah.
McManus received her bachelor’s degree in biological engineering and her master’s degree in environmental engineering. After two years working in the wastewater industry, she began applying for positions in the medical device industry. USU BE alum Matt Draper worked at Bard Access Systems, and according to McManus, he was a good network resource for her. Her undergraduate focus on biological sciences and her fellow Aggie alum helped her land a job as a Research and Development Engineer at Bard.
When she’s not hard at work, the Clearfield, Utah, native enjoys participating in all manner of outdoor activities with her husband. The couple’s latest adventure is planning an “overlanding” trip. Overlanding involves setting up a vehicle for a weeklong trip and being self-sustaining in the woods or desert. They are currently planning their first overlanding adventure in Moab, Utah. McManus said that the springtime excursion “will be epic, that’s for sure.”