Tim Oravec

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Research Associate, Freshwater Lab

M.S., Water Resources, Policy, and Mangement – Oregon State University

Tim is a policy aide to Commissioner Debra Shore at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.

In his position on Commissioner Shore’s staff, he has worked on numerous research projects, including an analysis of pharmaceutical collection policies in Cook County, which helped foster negotiations between the MWRD and the Cook County Sheriff’s Department to work on a joint pharmaceutical management strategy.

Tim received his B.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), studying English literature and environmental sciences. He also received his M.S. from Oregon State University, where he studied water resources policy and management.

Tim is the recipient of the Provost’s Distinguished Graduate Fellowship from OSU, and the Ernest C. Van Keuren award for the most outstanding graduating English major at UIC.