SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA

Rebecca Nissley

PE, Grade III WWTPO

“I am inspired to make the world a little better by developing sustainable solutions that positively impact my clients, their communities, and the environment. My goal is to be continuously learning so that I can support our clients through new approaches and innovation.”

Rebecca Nissley

OFF THE CLOCK

  • HIKING
  • CAMPING
  • JIU JITSU

Rebecca is a Professional Engineer with experience in stormwater management, wastewater treatment and groundwater recharge.

Rebecca’s experience includes developing unit processes for wastewater treatment, sludge handling, chemical storage and hydraulic design. In addition, she has hands-on experience operating small-scale advanced treatment plants. Rebecca also has her Grade III Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator License with over 1,800 hours of field experience operating at the Pismo Beach Wastewater Treatment Plant and the San Luis Obispo Water Reclamation Facility.

On a personal note

In high school, I was able to partner with Dickinson College to monitor the water quality of the Conewago Creek by testing for the effects of urban and agricultural runoff. This early exposure to the engineering field encouraged me to pursue a degree in Environmental Engineering at Penn State. Later in college, I interned with the Conewago Creek Initiative, where I partnered with local farmers to improve water quality in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. I enjoyed the hands-on nature of my projects and the satisfaction of being able to help the farmers and community on the ground level.

I am so excited to be a part of the WSC team and to have the opportunity to work with our clients to find innovative solutions for their water, wastewater, and recycled water challenges.

Outside of work, I love doing anything active including camping, biking, hiking, traveling or just spending time outdoors.

AREA OF EXPERTISE

Water resources planning

Water and wastewater treatment

Hydraulic modeling

Infrastructure design

Stormwater management

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS

Professional Engineer – Civil, California, No. C92139

Grade III Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator, No. 44814

EDUCATION

BS, Environmental Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA