Ni (Joyce) Zhu is a doctoral student in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech. Prior to joining Dr. Marc Edwards’ Flint Water Study, she earned an undergraduate degree in Environmental Science and Engineering from National University of Singapore and a Masters of Engineering degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her doctoral research focuses on the effects of water chemistry on the attenuation of emerging microbial contaminants and antibiotic resistant gene/bacteria in recycled water distribution systems, using the next-generation metagenomics sequencing technology. Since Professor Edwards started independent research on Flint water contamination last summer, she has been a core member of the Flint Water Study Team, helping with sampling processing and analysis in the laboratory. She has also traveled to Flint to sample identified hot spot buildings in Flint.