Anisa obtained her B.S. in Civil Engineering from California State Polytechnic University at Pomona, USA. During her undergraduate study, she worked on a design and build project of a lab-scale disinfection system consisting of chlorination, ultraviolet radiation, or ozonation as treatment options for drinking water. She is currently pursuing her PhD in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Her graduate research aims to gain insights on the feasibility and microbiology of Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal (EBPR) at elevated temperature, especially when carbon and electron acceptors (i.e. nitrate/nitrite) are simultaneously present. In addition to planning and performing lab-scale research, she participated in field sampling at one of the wastewater treatment plants in Singapore. Outside research, Anisa enjoyes playing the piano and kendo. Her current favourites are dabbling in digital arts, sewing and crocheting.