Catherine “Catie” Brewer received a B.S. in Chemistry from Indiana U. of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and Biorenewable Resources & Technology from Iowa State University (2012). Prior to joining the Chemical & Materials Engineering faculty at New Mexico State University in 2013, she completed a postdoc at Rice University. She also serves as an affiliate faculty member for NMSU’s Water Science & Management program and is one of the instructors for NMSU’s new Brewery Engineering program. Her research interests include waste biomass utilization, biochar, pyrolysis, torrefaction, hydrothermal liquefaction, renewable fuels, local beer ingredients, and sustainable agriculture.