Rula Deeb

Major: Math/ Chemistry
Current Job: Environmental Engineer in Bioremediation

After graduating from Warren Wilson with the highest student award, the Pfaff Cup, Deeb was chosen for a position at the United Nations organizing conferences and seminars on peace and the environmental issues.


For innovation and leadership in her field, she was presented the 2007 Berkeley Engineering Alumni—Outstanding Young Leader Award. Today, she is taking obscure scientific research and applying it to tangible environmental problems. She is best known for her work in bioremediation—the process of using microorganisms to destroy harmful water contaminates.


 “Academics will only get you so far. Nothing prepares you for the world like an education for the whole person. That is the most important piece of my entire education.”