Area(s) of expertise:
GWS, soil boring and well install oversight, UST system excavation oversight
About me in 140 words:
I am a transplant to NY from my home state Florida, where I earned my BS and MS in Soil and Water Science at the University of Florida. When I am not spending my time as an environmental remediation practitioner, I enjoy spending time with my pets, friends, and loved ones--usually outside in some capacity (hiking, camping) or inside playing games (board games and video games) and reading. I am artistically inclined and I like to dabble from simple home crafts to digital illustration, which usually means I have a bunch of unfinished projects going on at once.
Favorite thing about being an environmental remediation practitioner:
Environmental stewardship is something I value highly and I am happy I can work in a company where my personal and professional goals overlap. At the end of the da,y what I do here contributes to a greener and cleaner Earth.
What is the most interesting project you’ve ever worked on?
Within the environmental remediation practice, the most interesting/bizarre project I worked on was my first UST pull in the Bronx. It was hard to believe a little corner station could have 18 (!!!) underground storage tanks on the property, most of which were surprises.
What are some of your favorite tools/resources for professional development in this practice area?
I think my best tool/ resource has been networking between Antea Group offices. This has given me the opportunity to work on non-routine projects and gain experience with work in other states.
What do you consider your biggest professional achievement so far?
I would have to say earning my Master’s Degree. It was a lot of hard work, but that made it all the more meaningful when I finished, and I know I benefitted both personally and professionally from that experience.
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
For the longest time, I wanted to be a veterinarian because I love all animals, but I volunteered for a semester at a vet office and was immediately turned off (owning animals and operating on them are two very different experiences).
What was your first job?
In school, I worked as a bag check person at a supermarket, but my first professional position was in my college department’s wetlands biogeochemistry lab as a lab tech.
Is there something unique that people might not know about you?
Some people don’t know that I spent the first 4-5 years of my life living in Japan--but no, I do not speak the language.
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