Eileen Y. Idica has a B.S. from the University of California at Berkeley and a M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles. Her doctoral graduate work focused on the coastal water quality of Southern California, particularly the dynamics and transport of potential contaminants using regional ocean modeling. Dr. Idica has past experience working in two conventional municipal wastewater treatment plants, during full-time and part-time internships, in a variety of process and planning projects. She also has past experience with bench-scale conventional activated sludge testing and pilot-scale membrane bioreactor testing. Dr. Idica’s recent project experience includes data analysis and modeling of biological wastewater treatment to improve effluent water quality for discharge and recycling, modeling to simulate advanced oxidation processes, water treatment plant design, and water and wastewater treatment facility operations optimization. Her interests span a wide range of water quality issues, including advanced treatment, water reuse, and wastewater discharge to the environment.