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.
When not at work you can find her spending time with her family and her two dogs, hiking, or at the dog park.