Patricia Maurice is a Professor Emerita in the Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences at the University of Notre Dame. She enjoys traveling, hiking, writing, quilting, and spending time with friends and family. Patricia currently serves as Editor in Chief of Wiley’s Encyclopedia of Water: Science, Technology, and Society, and on a variety of international panels and advisory boards. She has (co)authored over 120 published scientific articles/book chapters and is the sole author of the 2009 textbook Environmental Surfaces and Interfaces from the Nanoscale to the Global Scale (Wiley). Patricia is also the author of several children’s books, the first of which, Poems to Grow By, is currently available at LULU.com.