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  Marissa Jablonski  

Marissa R. Jablonski is a PhD Student of Civil/Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). She serves as program coordinator of the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded FORTE (Fostering Opportunities for Tomorrow's Engineers) program at UWM and works to recruit and retain undergraduate minorities and women to UWM's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Marissa is focusing her dissertation on sustainable oxidation of textile wastewater and is working to create small-scale wastewater treatment units for cottage textile industries. She trained at the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) in Nagpur, India where she worked on biodegradation of azo dye intermediates. Marissa served as Co-chair of UWM's student chapter of Engineers Without Borders for 2 years since its inception in 2007 and continues to help design and implement water distribution projects in Guatemala. Marissa Jablonski was a 2008 recipient of the NSF Graduate Fellowship Honorable Mention, the 2008 Wisconsin Water Association Scholarship, and the 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 UWM Chancellor's Graduate Student Awards. Marissa is a member of ASEE, EWB, SWE, and ASCE. She received her BS degree in Natural Resources and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 2003, her MS degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering from UWM in 2009 and will receive her PhD in Civil/Environmental Engineering from UWM in 2013.