Elizabeth Maio (2019)
United States of America
State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Elizabeth Maio is a water and wastewater engineer working professionally in NY designing water treatment systems to provide clean water and sanitation to communities across the NE. She has been a leader for new municipal wastewater disinfection technologies working with equipment manufacturers and regulators to evaluate and pilot test new technologies. She is an active member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF), leading talks in her field on water and wastewater treatment. She also co-developed a Professionals Network for environmental professionals and has lead talks on effective communication and career development. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Elizabeth hopes to gain an understanding of how China regulates and manages its water resources and apply these technologies and methodologies globally to improve water quality. Elizabeth graduated magna cum laude from the College of Environmental Science and Forestry with a B.S. in Environmental Resource Engineering. Elizabeth is 27 years old and from the United States.