Jessica Wilson and The MonongahelaGrowing up on Long Island, N.Y., Jessica Wilson became aware of many kinds of water issues.
A persistent desire to study water pollution and its impact on drinking water quality led her to pursue a graduate education at Carnegie Mellon University.
Under Professor Jeanne VanBriesen's expert guidance, Wilson's work will help ensure safe water quality in the Monongahela River.
"I was looking for an environmental engineering program that would let me continue studying emerging environmental issues and Jeanne offered me some really flexible opportunities," Wilson said. (continues...)