Kerri Hickenbottom is a second-year Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Resources Engineering at Humboldt State University. Her research is centered on the development of novel membrane processes for resource recovery from waste streams. Her graduate research, funded by NSF COAMP-BD and EPA-STAR fellowships, focused on investigating a hybrid, membrane-based process for energy generation from low-grade heat. Her research also extended to advanced treatment processes for recovery of drilling wastewater from hydraulic fracturing and management of concentrate streams. She enjoys taking her research outside of the laboratory by presenting at professional conferences and participating in K-12 outreach initiatives.