Dr. Ana Sirviente is a Technical Manager in the Water Systems Department of NSF International. In this capacity, she leads the NSF Independent Laboratory for the type approval testing of Ballast Water Management Systems to verify compliance with standards put forth by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and/or the U.S. Coast Guard. She also leads NSF International’s Marine Services Program. In these capacities, she is currently engaged in projects with companies based in Europe, Asia, and the United States. Prior to NSF, Dr. Sirviente was a Program Development Director for the Council of Great Lakes Industries (CGLI), where she led work-streams focused at developing industry perspectives on emerging regional issues related to resources and infrastructure resilience. She served as a member of the Maritime Initiative Task Force Advisory Committee set up by the Conference of Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers. Prior to CGLI, Dr. Sirviente was a faculty member at the College of Engineering of the University of Michigan where she engaged in teaching as well as research funded by agencies such as the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Dr. Sirviente holds Doctoral and Masters degrees, both in Mechanical Engineering, and an undergraduate degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. She is the author and/or co-author of over fifty research/industry publications.