Prior to joining Brooks Applied Labs, Amanda Royal received her B.S. degree in Environmental Resource Management from Arizona State University and worked as an Environmental Program Specialist with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. She was significantly involved in managing several Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) studies for mercury and has more than 10 years of extensive practical field experience collecting environmental samples for trace level analyses in even the most remote locations. Ms. Royal routinely provides our clients with expert advice in the proper collection and handling of samples demanded of the most stringent projects. She also has formally taught clean sampling techniques to over 200 attendees over the last 8 years. In her free time, she enjoys playing with her two small children and hopes to get her kayak back in the water soon.