Allison Blake

Name: Allison Blake
Hometown: Rochester, New York
Major: M.S. Environmental Engineering, B.S. Environmental Engineering
Minors: Dance Performance and Spanish

Allison Blake graduated from SMU in May 2013 with a B.S. in environmental engineering and minors in dance performance and Spanish. She is now working on completing her master's from the Lyle School. Allison came to Dallas from upstate New York to join the Meadows School at SMU for dance performance. After she switched into the Lyle School for Environmental Engineering, she continued her passion for ballet as a minor. As an undergraduate and graduate student at SMU, she has been able to be a Research Assistant for a Ph.D. student and a Teacher’s Assistant for Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering. For her senior design project, she participated, with a team of four engineering students, in the Student Design Competition for the Water Environment Association of Texas (WEAT) designing a biological nutrient removal system for a wastewater treatment plant. Her team placed first in the regional competition and placed second in the national competition at the Water Environment Federation Technical Conference and Exhibition (WEFTEC) in Chicago. Allison has enjoyed all of her experiences at SMU and opportunities the Lyle School of Engineering has provided her. She was able to study abroad in Madrid, Spain, be an active member in both Alpha Chi Omega and Chi Epsilon, and participate in the Lyle School Mentoring Program. She has been an intern at Freese & Nichols, Inc. for the past two years and will be joining the company full-time after she completes her master's.