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Expert in Environmental Engineering and Environmental Health/ Industrial Hygiene

Expert ID: 736431 Florida, USA

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Expert has decades of proven experience in leading multi-disciplinary research, consultative and education services in the environmental engineering, environmental health and occupational health fields across the globe. In addition to a strong background in providing and leading environmental consulting services, she continues to promote and further the state of science with her publications. Expert is in the production stage of her sixth book; most of her previous books are associated with her Environmental and Occupational Health series. Expert also has a robust record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals and presenting at conferences.

Professional Engineer (CO and FL), Certified Industrial Hygienist, Board Certified Environmental Engineer, and Lean/Six Sigma Green Belt.

Environmental Compliance – Environmental Health – Strategic Planning – Hazard and Vulnerability Analysis – Budgetary Oversight – Program Development and Management – Risk Analysis and Communication – Emerging Contaminants – CWMD (CBRN)

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Fort Walton Beach, FL - Pensacola, FL - Panama City, FL - Destin, FL - Crestview, FL

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2010 Degree: PhD Subject: Civil and Environmental Engineering Institution: University of Utah
Year: 2004 Degree: MS Subject: Biological and Agricultural Engineering Institution: University of Idaho
Year: 1996 Degree: BS Subject: Environmental Engineering Institution: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Year: Degree: Professional Certificate Subject: Architecture and Systems Engineering: Models and Methods to Manage Complex Systems Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2020 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President and Founder Department: Responsibilities: ▪ Water quality consultation
▪ Industrial hygiene services
▪ Sustainability consultation
▪ Emergency planning
Years: 2017 to 2020 Employer: 1st Special Operations Operational Medical Readiness Squadron Title: Commander Department: Responsibilities: ▪ Led 165 personnel in delivering primary/specialty care and preventive medicine services to 8.9K members at most deployed base in US Air Force
▪ Cut deployment processing time by 50% by directing reorganization to focus teams on optimizing medical readiness
▪ Oversaw full spectrum of occupational/environmental/public health programs; state regulators called drinking water team “Gold Standard”
▪ Established installation Human Performance Working Group that resolved long-standing and emerging concerns in five operational organizations
Years: 2017 to 2017 Employer: US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine Title: Chief, Consultative Services Division Department: Responsibilities: ▪ Led 50 environmental and occupational health professionals in providing guidance to 684K personnel at 176 installations across the globe
▪ Eliminated 21-month backlog of high-risk evaluations for 35 military bases by developing cutting-edge noise sampling protocol
Years: 2014 to 2017 Employer: 48th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Title: Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight Commander Department: Responsibilities: ▪ Led 27 personnel with $300K budget in ensuring the occupational and environmental health of 27K personnel at 12 locations; ranked #1 of 74 facilities in three metrics
▪ Protected 430 response and recovery personnel at two major aircraft crashes by directing environmental, health and safety teams
▪ Boosted process improvement capabilities by 120% by developing Lean Green Belt training program
▪ Key to US Air Forces in Europe Innovation Excellence award
Years: 2010 to 2014 Employer: Air Force Institute of Technology Title: Director, Graduate Environmental Engineering and Science Program and Deputy Department Head Department: Department of Systems Engineering and Management Responsibilities: ▪ Led 27 faculty and staff in providing graduate education to 200 students
▪ Built 14 multi-disciplinary teams which conducted $713K in CBRN, environmental engineering and industrial hygiene research
▪ Promoted success of 700 students by establishing Dean’s advisory board
▪ Winner of US Air Education Training Command Educator of the Year award
Years: 2005 to 2007 Employer: US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine Title: Chief Department: Environmental Health Risk Assessment Branch Responsibilities: ▪ Ensured 1,615 personnel mission-ready by leading team of eight in providing 2,600 hours of instruction in occupational and environmental health
▪ Oversaw 18 instructors in streamlining and updating CBRN response course
▪ Tested capabilities of nine emergency response teams as lead architect of first US Air Force competition
▪ Winner of Company Grade Officer of the Year award

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1997 to 2020 Agency: US Air Force Role: Civil Engineer and Bioenvironmental Engineer Description:

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2014 to 2017 Country / Region: United Kingdom Summary: Bioenvironmental Engineering Director
Years: 2000 to 2001 Country / Region: South Korea Summary: Civil Engineer and Chief of Environmental Compliance

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists
Licenses / Certifications
Board Certified Environmental Engineer, Awarded 2013
Certified Industrial Hygienist, Awarded 2013
Professional Engineer, Colorado, Awarded 2005, and Florida, Awarded 2020
Lean/Six Sigma Green Belt, Awarded 2017
Professional Appointments
Adjunct Faculty, Air Force Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Engineering and Management
ABET Program Evaluator, Environmental Engineering
Awards / Recognition
US Air Forces in Europe Innovation Excellence Award
US Air Education Training Command Educator of the Year
Air Force Institute of Technology Field Grade Officer of the Year
Air Force Institute of Technology Outstanding Military Faculty of the Year
US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine Company Grade Officer of the Year
US Air Force Academy Company Grade Officer of the Year
Publications and Patents Summary
Editorship of six books, 11 peer-reviewed papers, 30 conference presentations, and five magazine articles.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Native

Fields of Expertise

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