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Mike Barbee

Environmental Engineering
Mike Barbee graduated in 2012 with a Master's degree in Environmental Engineering. He currently works for Water 4 as the Chief of Staff and the Impact and Quality Director.
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Ryan Beil

Environmental Engineering
Ryan received his B.S. in Environmental Toxicology from University of California Davis and remained in Davis working in agricultural and environmental consulting for five years. His work with irrigation and water districts in California led him to pursue a M.S. in Environmental Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. In conjunction with his M.S. degree, he is completing certificates in Engineering for Developing Communities and Water Engineering and Management. Ryan's...
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Jonathan Berry

Civil Engineering
Jonathan Berry graduated in 2018 with a Master's degree in Civil Engineering. He currently volunteers as a Arborloo Toilet Consultant for the Maji Safi Group.
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Lucy Cheadle

Environmental Engineering
Lucy Cheadle graduated in 2017 with a Master's degree in Environmental Engineering. She is currently working with the California Air Resources Board as an Air Resources Engineer.
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Allison Davis

Civil Systems
Allie Davis earned her PhD from the Civil Systems and Engineering for Developing Communities programs in 2019. She received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Cal Poly, where she was actively involved in their Engineers Without Borders’ Thailand Team. Her research at CU focuses on community-based sanitation systems in southern India to understand what factors lead to successful and failed systems. She also studies the role of resource recovery in...
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Rachel Dobosiewicz

Structural Engineering
Rachael completed her Master's degree in May 2019, with a certificate in Engineering for Developing Communities through the Mortenson Center. She traveled this past summer to The Philippines and partnered with Build Change to seismically retrofit homes in rural areas. Her academic interests include investigating the environmental impacts of materials and structures and specifically how policy can create positive change. Her past work includes internships within the industry both in...
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Cary Ellmers

Environmental Engineering
Cary Ellmers graduated with a Master's degree in Environmental Engineering in 2012. She is currently working as a Health and Safety Program Manager at Vail Resorts.
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Jay Garvey Shah

Civil and Environmental Engineering
Jay Garvey Shah graduated in 2006 with a Master's in Civil and Environmental Engineering. He currently works as a Middle School Science Teacher for the International Community of Addis Ababa.
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Scott Gregory

MS Civil Engineering - Construction
Originally from Glenwood, IA, Scott obtained a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri in 2012. After graduation, he worked in the civil design and construction industries for four years prior to returning to graduate school at CU Boulder. In his spare time he enjoys soccer, hiking/backpacking, and exploring Colorado.
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Ben Greiner

Civil Engineering
Ben Greiner graduated from the Civil Engineering BS/MS program in 2017. He currently works at Water For People as the Global Programs Coordinator.
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Marc Hassan

Civil Engineering - Civil Systems
Marc Hassan graduated with a Master's in Civil Systems in 2012. He is currently working at Unqork as a Senior Software Engineer.
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Anna Iisa

Environmental Engineering
Anna Iisa graduated in 2016 with a Master's in Environmental Engineering. She is currently a Cookstove Laboratory Fellow at the Burn Design Lab.
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Christopher Joseph

Civil Engineering
Chris is a 2019 graduate of the Civil Engineering Master’s program focusing on Engineering for Developing Communities. Before starting this program at CU Boulder in 2018, he served as a Civil Engineer for the United States Navy in Guam and Mississippi. In Guam, he worked as a construction manager and supported operations and maintenance for Naval Base Guam. While in Mississippi, he served as the assistant operations officer for a...
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Jessica Kaminsky

Civil Environmental and Architectural Engineering
Jessica Kaminsky graduated with her PhD in 2013 and now works as an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington.
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Alia Khan

Civil and Environmental Engineering
Alia Khan graduated in 2016 with her PhD and now works as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Western Washington University.
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Kyle Kwiatkowski

Civil Engineering - Civil Systems
Kyle Kwiatkowski graduated with a PhD in Civil Systems in 2017. He is currently working at the University of New Hampshire as an Assistant Professor.
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Reid Lustig

Civil Engineering
Reid graduated in 2019 with a MS in Civil Engineering within the track of Engineering for Developing Communities. His passion is to design, build and repair infrastructure that empowers people and brings them joy. His goal is to work globally within emerging economies, share his skills and knowledge and learn from others in the process. Reid graduated as a Physics major from Macalester College after which he worked as a...
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Brendon McNally

Engineering Management
Brendon McNally graduated with a Master's in Engineering Management in 2017. He is currently wokring as a Mechanical Engineer at the Douglas County Public Utility District.
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Emily Moore

Environmental Engineering
Emily Moore obtained her Master's in Environmental Engineering, with an emphasis in Engineering for Developing Communities, in 2019. She received her B.A. in Physics and Environmental Science from the University of Minnesota, Morris. Emily is a part of the planning committee for the WASH Symposium and is currently the EDC Student Representative. She is interested in working with small organizations working on small scale water systems after graduation. In her...
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Riley Mulhern

Environmental Engineering
Riley Mulhern graduated in 2016 with his Master's in Environmental Engineering. He is now working at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in the Gillings School of Global Public Health.
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Chalie Nevarez Diaz

Environmental Engineering
Chalie Nevarez Diaz graduated with her Master's in Environmental Engineering in 2011. She is now working as a Environmental Health and Safety Manager at Boulder Brands.
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Boston Nyer

Civil Environmental and Architectural Engineering
Boston Nyer graduated with his Master's in 2011, and is currently the COO at Burning Manufacturing Co.
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Reilly O'Brien

Civil Engineering
Reilly O'Brien graduated in 2013 with a Master's in Civil Engineering. He is currently working at NV5 as a Project Manager.
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Aaron Opdyke

Civil Engineering - Construction
Aaron Opdyke obtained his PhD in Civil Engineering in 2017. He is now working at the University of Sydney as a Lecturer in Humanitarian Engineering.
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Lauren Panasewicz

Civil Engineering
Lauren Panasewicz graduated with a Master's in Civil Engineering in 2011. She is currently working as the Director of Development at ROMP.
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Michael Reinisch

MS Environmental Engineering
Michael graduated from the Mortenson Center in 2019, with a MS in Environmental Engineering. Michael received his B.S. in both physics and chemical engineering from the University of Arkansas. He has worked on a total of 7 research projects through programs like the RISE Scholarship, the DOE’s SULI program, the NSF REU program, and the EPA’s P3 competition. He was Ambassador for the student organization Arkansas Engineers Abroad where he...
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Austin Riley

Environmental Engineering
Austin graduated from the Mortenson Center in 2018 with his BS/MS in Environmental Engineering for Developing Communities, with minors in Global Engineering and Spanish. He is passionate about Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) service delivery in the developing context and he fosters this passion through serving as the chapter president of Engineers without Borders , a student organization founded with MCGE that uses student and professional volunteers to provide engineering...
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Diego Sanchez

Civil Engineering
Diego Sanchez graduated with his Master's in Civil Engineering in 2017. He is now working for the County of Maui at the Department of Water Supply.
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Mark Schroeder

Environmental Engineering
Mark Schroeder graduated in 2018 with his Master's in Environmental Engineering. He is currently working as an Assistant Environmental Engineer at Integral Consulting Inc.
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Christopher Senesi

Civil Engineering
Christopher Senesi obtained his Master's in Civil Engineering in 2012. He is now a Consultant at WSP.
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Ankit Sharma

Mechanical Engineering - Energy
Ankit Sharma graduated in 2012 with his Master's in Mechanical Engineering. He is now working as a Commerical Solar Designer and Co-owner of Namaste Solar.
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Katie Spahr

Environmental Engineering
Katie Spahr graduated with her Master's in Environmental Engineering in 2012. She is currently working on her PhD at the Colorado School of Mines.
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Tammy Stone

Civil Engineering
Tammy Stone graduated with her Master's in 2013 in Civil Engineering. She is now the Executive Director at Clara Vista.
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Leigh Terry

Environmental Engineering
Leigh Terry obtained her PhD in 2017 in Environmental Engineering. She is now an Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama.
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Kyle Thompson

Environmental Engineering
Kyle Thompson graduated with his PhD in Environmental Engineering in 2018. He is now working at the Southern Nevada Water Authority as a Postdoctoral Researcher.
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Nicholas Valcourt

Civil Systems
Nick Valcourt obtained his Doctorate in the Civil Systems Engineering program in 2019. In his current role, he is supporting research and learning activities across the USAID-funded Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership . As part of this work Nick conducts systems thinking workshops with local stakeholders to explore the complexities of delivering sustainable water and sanitation services in Ethiopia, Uganda and Cambodia. Nick holds a B.S. in Civil & Environmental...
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Nikki van den Heever

Civil Systems
Nikki graduated from the Mortenson Center in 2019, with a MS in Civil Engineering. Nikki’s professional and academic goals focus on implementing long-term infrastructure (physically, politically and socially) that promote equitable access to water and public health services within low-income areas. She is particularly interested in understanding how big data and scientific modeling can better inform and support decision-making processes regarding investment prioritization at a large scale. Her academic work...
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Kenneth Wallace

Environmental Engineering
Ken graduated with an MS Environmental Engineering in 2019, focusing on water quality in natural waters. As part of his research, he is involved in the Eastern Boulder County Well Water Assessment to gain a better understanding of the groundwater quality prior to the possibility of hydraulic fracturing in the near future. This assessment will provide a general idea of water hardness, presence of methane, and dissolved organic carbon across...
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Cedar Wolf

Engineering for Developing Communities
Cedar Wolf completed his EDC Certificate in 2013 and is now working as a Senior Recruiter for Peace Corps.
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William Zweig

Civil Engineering
William Zweig graduated with a Master's in Civil Engineering in 2011. He is currently working as a Water/Wastewater Engineer at the Davido Consulting Group.