Sarah Bates

Master’s Student

Sarah is a Research Assistant at the Water Institute and a first year MSPH student in the department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering. As a civil engineering undergraduate at Villanova University, she worked with Profugo, a grassroots non-profit, to investigate water scarcity concerns in a community in Kerala, India. Through this experience, she developed an interest in water security and sustainable water resource management, which she hopes to explore further through her research at the Water Institute.

After graduating from Villanova in 2017, Sarah spent three years at AECOM working as a Water Resources Engineer. She designed Green Stormwater Infrastructure to reduce combined sewer overflow as a consultant for Philadelphia Water Department’s Green City, Clean Waters initiative. Her work at AECOM also focused on hydraulic and hydrologic modelling, and stormwater compliance.