Anna Leenay, Graduate Fellowship

Graduate Fellowship, 2015

Anna Leenay is currently in a combined degree program at McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science in Environmental Engineering. She anticipates graduating in December 2015, with bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as a certificate in Global Ecological Health Engineering. Her primary interest is global water security. Anna has volunteered with the Chicago Legal Clinic, representing a Pilsen neighborhood organization concerned with communities affected by contaminated portions of the Chicago River. She has also had experience as an intern at the Evanston Utilities Department Water Treatment Plant. Currently, Anna is working with a team to design, implement and monitor a solar-powered water distiller in Rajasthan, India. She is described as having a talent for design and “a passion for environmental justice.”