Kimberly L. Jones is Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education (College of Engineering and Architecture) and Professor and Chair (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering) at Howard University. She holds a B.S in Civil Engineering from Howard University, a M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University. Her research interests include water and wastewater quality, environmental policy, membrane separations, global water treatment, environmental justice, risk evaluation and environmental nanotechnology. Dr. Jones has served on the Chartered Science Advisory Board of the US EPA, where she chaired the Drinking Water Committee and was liaison to the National Drinking Water Advisory Council. She currently serves on the Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education at the National Science Foundation. She is an alternate Commissioner of the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin in Washington, DC., where she chairs the committee on justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI). She also serves on the Center Steering Committee of the Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (CEINT) and on the Management Board of the Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation (CRESP) and as Associate Director for Diversity in the Urban Water Innovation Network (UWIN). Dr. Jones has served on the Water Science and Technology Board of the National Academy of Sciences, and the Board of Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors, where she was Secretary of the Board. She has served on several committees of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. She served as the Deputy Director of the Keck Center for Nanoscale Materials for Molecular Recognition at Howard University.