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Jeseth Delgado Vela

Jeseth Delgado Vela has been an Assistant Professor at Howard University since 2018. Her research interests apply tools in molecular biology to develop sustainable and cost-efficient urban water treatment. She completed her Ph.D. in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Michigan in 2018. Her dissertation research combined laboratory and modeling methods to evaluate the impact of sulfur on nitrogen cycling during wastewater treatment. She received her master’s degree from the University of Michigan in 2014 in Environmental Engineering and a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin in 2012. She has earned numerous awards, most notably the Ford Foundation Dissertation Award (2016) and an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (2012).