Brandon Hunter is a postdoctoral researcher at both Columbia University and at the Center for Rural Enterprise & Environmental Justice. He obtained his Ph.D. and M.S. in environmental engineering from Duke University and received his B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Florida. His research explores novel wastewater treatment design, assessment, and implementation under environmental justice and equitable research frameworks. Brandon’s mission is to utilize his academic, professional, and coalition-building experiences in engineering design, science research, and environmental justice activism to improve the health, safety, and well-being of those disproportionately affected by environmental hazards. Brandon also actively strives to transform institutional diversity, equity, and inclusivity in academic STEM learning, research, and administrative environments. He is currently an Early Career Fellow with UCLA’s Center for Diverse Leadership in Science.