Rebecca Mora is a Senior Technical Leader/Environmental Engineer at AECOM in Orange, CA. Since 1997, she has worked in environmental investigation and remediation with particular expertise in design and implementation of innovative in situ technologies and site characterization techniques. Since 2004, much of Rebecca’s work has incorporated the use of molecular biological tools (e.g. quantitative polymerase chain reaction [qPCR] and enzyme activity probes) and stable isotope tools (e.g. stable isotope probing and compound-specific isotope analysis [CSIA]) for site characterization and remedial performance evaluations to make better-informed site decisions. Rebecca co-led the design and implementation of the first field evaluation using environmental molecular diagnostics (EMDs) to evaluate biodegradation of 1,4-dioxane and through collaboration with UCLA, has secured funding and research grants to develop and validate new qPCR targets and CSIA for evaluating 1,4-dioxane biodegradation. Rebecca earned a bachelor's degree in Engineering and Environmental Science from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana in 1997.