Allegra da Silva National PFAS Leader, Brown and Caldwell

Dr. Allegra da Silva is Brown & Caldwell’s National PFAS Leader, working to improve water and wastewater treatment, expand the field of water recycling and reuse, and evaluate alternative sources of water. She works with clients to address the removal of pathogens and emerging contaminants, including 1,4-dioxane, perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs), and N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in order to expand alternative water supplies safely for the protection of public health and benefit of the environment. She is a big-picture thinker and enjoys working at the interface of science and policy. She also enjoys mentoring rising staff in one on one and group settings in technical aspects of engineering as well as in career path development. She holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an M.S. and PhD in environmental engineering from Yale University.