Dr. Otakuye Conroy-Ben

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Dr. Otakuye Conroy-Ben is an Assistant Professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University. Dr. Conroy-Ben received a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Notre Dame, a M.A. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Arizona, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Arizona. She was a project engineer with the County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, where she studied odor control in wastewater treatment systems. Dr. Conroy-Ben held a postdoctoral co-appointment in the departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Soils, Water, and Environmental Science at the University of Arizona. She was Research Fellow at the National Congress of American Indians where she evaluated climate and renewable energy policy and adaptation affecting tribal nations. Dr. Conroy-Ben is also an advisor to the ASU chapter of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES). Her research focuses on the biological effects of polluted water.  Her research interests include analytical and environmental chemistry, environmental endocrine disruption, metal and antibiotic resistance in bacteria, wastewater epidemiology, and water/wastewater treatment and reuse.