Caitlin R. Proctor currently works at Purdue University. She was previously working at the Department of Environmental Microbiology, Eawag, where she completed her PhD through ETH Zurich. She completed her master's degree at Virginia Tech. Since 2012, Caitlin has been involved in research at the nexus of civil engineering, molecular microbiology, and drinking water. She is concerned with the safety of drinking water.