Dr. Shelley Pressley serves as the Director of Undergraduate Research at WSU, a unit within the Office of Undergraduate Education, and as an assistant research faculty within the Laboratory for Atmospheric Research (LAR) in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Her role within the NARAproject is to manage the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program, to educate and train the future scientists and engineers in the sustainable products arena. Dr. Pressley has been in a research faculty position at WSU since 2007 and became Director of Undergraduate Research in 2011.

Dr. Pressley received her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and her doctorate in civil engineering at Washington State University. She worked in the private consulting field for nearly 5 years prior to receiving her advanced degrees.