Amanda Goodenow


Storm Lake, Iowa

The Story

Designer in the Civil Engineering Group at I+S Group, Inc.
Storm Lake, Iowa

Goodenow works as a civil engineer designer at ISG (I+S Group, Inc.). ISG is a full-service firm with 8 offices doing both private and public work. “My office and work primarily focuses on municipalities,” says Goodenow. “The smaller communities in Iowa come to us for all of their city engineering needs, including site developments, storm water management, sanitary sewer and water main work, sanitary lift stations and treatment plants, water treatment plants and distribution systems.” She and her team work closely with municipalities by helping them obtain funding, attending council meetings, and writing city planning reports. 

“Dordt creates an atmosphere tailored to helping you succeed in whatever major is best suited for you,” says Goodenow about her Dordt experience. “Not only are the professors encouraging and willing to set aside time to help you grow, but the community of the student body is enlivening. Even if you're not sure about what path your educational experience will take you down, the supportive Christian atmosphere of the department and college will stand by you through your journey.”