Val Schull is a fourth year PhD student in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. Their current research focuses on developing and enhancing modeling tools for water quality management and decision-making using a Food-Energy-Water nexus framework. They are originally from the San Joaquin Valley in California. They completed a B.S. degree at Cornell University, double majoring in biological engineering and natural resources. During their free time, Val enjoys training for competitive powerlifting, and holds the RPS Indiana State records for women's raw classic squat, bench, and deadlift in the professional 198lb weight class.