Kristin Searcy Bell ’97 holds both an MS and a PhD in civil and environmental engineering from NorthwesternUniversity. She is a manager for the Environ Foundation, which is an international consultancy working to help resolve demanding environmental and human health issues. She has over seven years of experience in environmental engineering, with particular emphasis onassessing the fate and transport of contaminants in river systems. She has served as the manager for sediment remediation and restoration projects that involved contaminated sediment assessment, remedy evaluation, and remedy selection. Kristin has written and co-authored several peer-reviewed papers addressing contaminant and pathogen transport in riverine systems.