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Education

Post Doctoral. University of California at Berkeley, 
Environmental Microbiology, 1994-95
Post-Doctoral Advisor: Lisa Alvarez-Cohen.

Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley
Environmental Engineering, December, 1992
Dissertation Advisor: David Jenkins.
Minors: Biochemical Engineering and Microbiology

M.S., University of California at Berkeley
Environmental Engineering, May, 1988

B.S., Cum Laude, University of California at Berkeley
Civil Engineering, December, 1986

Experience

2008/13
Editor, Journal of Aerosol Science and Technology, 
Taylor and Francis Publishers, New York

2009- present
Executive Committee
The Leadership Alliance, one of a five-member executive board overseeing the policy, operations and financing of this marquis NGO promoting diversity in higher education

1994- present 
Registered Professional Civil Engineer 
and active technical consultant and expert witness to the commercial biological waste treatment and bioaerosol industrial hygiene sectors since 1994 [CA License # C 054989].

2002/13
Director, The Colorado Diversity Initiative 
University of Colorado at Boulder.  As the only faculty member who was a Principal Investigator of an AGEP grant nationwide (of 22 awarded), I was one of two directors of the Colorado Diversity Initiative.  I conceived and helped lead a joint NIH NSF-funded program to recruit and integrate graduate students from socioeconomic groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in the sciences and engineering through STEM PhD and Post-doctoral programs. 

1996- present
Professor (Tenured 2002), 
University of Colorado at Boulder.  Full professor and principal investigator leading an externally funded graduate research program in applied environmental microbiology.  Lecture instructor for courses on environmental engineering, wastewater treatment, thermodynamics and environmental microbiology. 

1994/95
Postdoctoral Researcher
University of California at Berkeley.  Lead independent research to apply direct quantitative microscopy and biochemical assays to evaluate enhanced and intrinsic in-situ bioremediation in hydrocarbon and solvent contaminated soils.  Results from this work were used for environmental risk assessment for closure and reuse of the Naval Air Station on San Francisco Bay.

1989/94
Civil Engineer
City and County of San Francisco, Responsible to the Engineering Bureau for in-house process engineering and research projects for the City's main wastewater treatment facilities (part-time ’89 - ‘92).  Full-time member of the start-up team for the state-of-the-art Oceanside Water Pollution Control Plant (’92-’94).

1986/88
Environmental Engineer
Oro Loma Sanitary District (OLSD)/CH2M Hill Inc., Oakland, CA.  Served as liaison and staff engineer to CH2M Hill, Inc. for the District’s master plan and expansion.