I came to EPA’s Hanford office from a research lab in San Diego where I did environmental studies for the US Navy. From 1992-2014 I was a cleanup project manager for projects along Hanford’s river corridor, namely the 100 and 300 Areas, plus assessments of risk to the Columbia River. My graduate school studies were focused on marine and aquatic pollution, especially sediments, so Columbia River work has always been a favorite topic for me.

I appreciated working for EPA where the focus is on protective cleanup. Hanford has so many facets to the cleanup and the people involved have a diverse interest base. Understanding and adapting to waste site challenges and working with such a variety of people, all in the spirit of making progress on a good cleanup, are the favorite parts of my job as an environmental scientist for the EPA.

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