Laboratory Analyst II, San Elijo Joint Powers Authority

Susana (Susie) Arredondo is a born and raised San Diegan. She grew up five minutes away from the U.S./ Mexican border. Susie always knew she wanted to give back to her community. Working in the public water industry has allowed her such an opportunity. She has a combined ten years of experience in the water/wastewater industry as a laboratory analyst. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a bachelor’s in Anthropology with an emphasis in Biological Anthropology. Shortly after graduation Susie worked as a laboratory intern for two years at a Drinking Water Treatment facility. It was there where she first witnessed the severity of California water issues and discovered a passion for the environment. Currently, she works at the San Elijo Joint Powers Authority, a water reclamation facility that treats and recycles wastewater for irrigation purposes with advanced water purification systems. She continues to work towards professional development and strives to be a key member in the water recycling industry and hopes to aid San Elijo in advancing toward direct potable reuse.