Join us for the next Ask Me Anything (AMA) with Dr. Colleen C. Naughton.
Have questions about how wastewater is being used to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic? Want to know where your wastewater goes and how it is treated? How about how your water is treated? Curious about the impact of COVID-19 on our food systems and how we can design a more resilient future? Zoom into the AMA with Dr. Colleen C. Naughton.
Dr. Colleen C. Naughton is an Assistant Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Merced. Her lab designs sustainable and culturally sensitive food-energy-water systems through Life Cycle Assessment, Geographic Information Systems, integration of Anthropology and Engineering, and effective Science policy. Before coming to UC Merced, she completed over a year Science and Technology Policy Fellowship through the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington D.C. with the Millennium Challenge Corporation. Dr. Naughton was a postdoctoral researcher and obtained her doctorate at the University of South Florida (USF) in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. She was part of the Peace Corps Master’s International Program where she served and conducted research in Mali, West Africa for three years as a Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Engineer and worked closely with the women in her village to found a shea butter cooperative and conduct a Life Cycle Assessment of shea butter production processes. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue University in Indiana. Dr. Naughton grew up in Michigan but is enjoying her new California home. She enjoys competing in triathlons and marathons.