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Protecting Public Health: Peace Corps and Beyond


10/26/2017 at 3:30PM


10/26/2017 at 4:30PM


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There are many ways to use engineering skills to make the world a better place. In this talk, Tricia will discuss her journey to a developing country with the intent of helping improve the lives of people living without access to electricity, clean drinking water, or adequate sanitation. The challenges she faced and the lessons learned helped inform her future career. She now works for Hazen and Sawyer, a consulting engineering firm, and spends her days working with the teams of people to complete projects that protect the environment and public health. The unifying themes of culture, people, and communication have cut across her career to date.


Seminar Speaker:

Patricia Drummey Stiegel, PE

Patricia Drummey Stiegel, PE

Senior Associate, Hazen and Sawyer

Tricia Drummey Stiegel is a 2003 Notre Dame BSCE graduate. She served two years as a water and sanitation Peace Corp volunteer in the Dominican Republic. Her focus was on providing access to clean drinking water and improving sanitation in two small communities. 

She then received a Masters of Environmental Engineering from UNC Chapel Hill's School of Public Health. She has worked for the past 10 years at Hazen and Sawyer, an environmental engineering firm specializing in all things water, primarily focusing on the design of wastewater treatment plants. She lives in Durham, North Carolina, with her husband and two young daughters.