Ugwem I. Eneyo is a graduate student at Stanford University in her second year of the MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering with a focus in Environmental Engineering. She graduated with Honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2013. Despite being born and raised in southern Illinois, frequent travel to her family’s native country of Nigeria and her international exposure, in both industry and research, has fostered her interest in the sustainability of energy and water related infrastructure with a particular interest in developing countries. She plans on continuing with her PhD after completing her Master’s program. She is a strong advocate of encouraging STEM education in underrepresented communities and remains involved in several organizations including the National Society of Black Engineers as well as co-founder of The Idotenyin Project, a Nigerian STEM-based non-profit organization.