SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA

Jasmine Diaz

PE

“Having the ability to look through the lens of an operator allows me to provide the most value to all of my clients, for systems large and small.”

Jasmine Diaz

OFF THE CLOCK

  • HIKING
  • VIDEO GAMES
  • TOURING WASTEWATER PLANTS

Jasmine is a registered professional engineer in the State of California and a certified Grade V Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator.

As a certified Operator, she has provided consulting services for wastewater treatment plants of various sizes and needs. Her experience includes wastewater treatment plant operations, plant optimization, plant commissioning after construction, operations training, water quality improvement projects to meet regulatory requirements, and wastewater treatment plant upgrade programming, among others.

On a personal note

The drive to learn and continuously improve is what WSC is all about. Working at the City of San Luis Obispo’s Water Resource Recovery Facility as an Operator has allowed me several opportunities to learn and improve the treatment process.

As an Operator, I understand the importance of considering the needs of the staff who will be managing the final product—small changes on paper can make big differences in the lives of operators. Having the ability to look through the lens of an operator and an engineer has become very useful throughout my career thus far. This perspective allows me to provide the most value to all my clients no matter how large or small a system may be.

I’ll have to admit, I get very excited whenever an opportunity to visit any water or wastewater treatment plant arises. Understanding that every facility is unique in its own way and learning how a system is planned, designed, constructed, managed and operated, are all concepts I am fascinated with. My passion for all things water related is why I always encourage the public to visit their local water and wastewater treatment facilities. Who wouldn’t want to learn how these facilities obtain and manage the most valuable resource in the world?! The water world is a fascinating one that impacts every single living thing on this planet, and I find that being a part of that world is very rewarding experience.

AREA OF EXPERTISE

Operations support

Operations training

Plant commissioning

Plant programming

Plant optimization

Water and wastewater treatment

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS

Professional Engineer – Civil, California, No. 87240

Grade V Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator, No. 40912

Advanced Water Treatment Operator III Certification

EDUCATION

BS, Environmental Engineering, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA

MS, Engineering Management, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA

MS, Business Administration, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA