Our Mission: To connect and enrich the Illinois water community
and increase the awareness of the impact and value of water.

Committees Details - Illinois Water Environment Association
Students and Young Professionals Committee
Student Sub-Committee
The Student Chapter Committee has been established with the goals of encouraging students in the "learning" phase of water quality and to ensure students attain information and data, which are both current and relevant to their studies. The committee seeks out new schools to start up student chapters and encourages and provides continued support to established student chapters; Illinois Institute of Technology, Northwestern University and University of Illinois. The IWEA Student Chapter Committee is a joint committee with the Illinois Section of the American Water Works Association. Through participation, students receive:

Resources to establish themselves in the water quality field
Meeting and interacting with professionals in the industry
Recognition in competition, scholarships, leadership
Mentoring and employment guidance
Tours of treatment plants and manufacturing companies in the water industry
Low membership costs
Information through the WEF periodicals and seminars
Free registration to WEFTEC®

Young Professionals Sub-Committee

Encourages young professionals to join our Association and take leadership roles with the overarching objective to make the Association more vibrant and dynamic. Provides opportunities to network with the peers/colleagues you will work with throughout your career.
Primary Contact:
Ed Jankun
Contact Email:
Committees Member Information
Edward Jankun
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
Yvonne Lefler
(Student Design Contest Lead)
Suzane Carneiro
University of Illinois at Chicago
Meghan Drew
Black & Veatch
Vedansh Gupta
Aqua Aerobic Systems Inc
Laurel Haynes
Paul Hurley
Greeley and Hansen
Jennifer Loconsole
Meagan Matias
Ms. Rebecca Milsk
Dr. Victoria Morgan
University of Illinois
Jeniece Neville
UCLA (online student)
Kevin O'Brien
Jason Ruffatti
Baxter & Woodman, Inc.
Ashutosh Sharma
Lane To
Hanting Wang
Greely and Hansen LLC