David Aponte has B.S. in Environmental Engineering from San Diego State University. During his time at SDSU, he was part of the Water Innovation and Reuse Lab. He assisted in the research of EOC degradation rates in sludge from two lab scale parallel anaerobic and aerobic bioreactors, as well as helped to operate, monitor, and maintain the bioreactors. His current work at Trussell involves water quality analysis, process optimization, data analyses, and aid for technical reports and operation plans.