Sherry Sheffield

Sheffield

Sherry Sheffield

I currently work at South Valley Water Reclamation Facility as the Lab Director. I started out as a Lab Technician 13 years ago and was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time. I absolutely love working in wastewater – most of the time. It is such a great feeling to know that we are protecting the environment and the public even when it’s not always appreciated. I think one of the best things about WEAU and WEF is the opportunity to educate the public about what we do and why the people who work in wastewater are awesome!
I also love that WEAU and WEF provide opportunities for those of us in the field to get to know each other and share information, issues, and knowledge. I have met many wonderful and amazing people as I have served WEAU on the lab, Young Professional, and awards committees as well as on the board. I also enjoyed serving as a lab judge for the Operations Challenge at the WEAU Annual Conference for several years and as a competitor in the challenge for two years.
I have a B.S. in Zoology from BYU and a M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy from Johns Hopkins University. My hobbies are reading; spoiling my 29 nieces and nephews, 4 nephews-in-law, and 3 great-nephews; hanging out with friends and family; and painting by sticker.