Ms. Patel has more than a decade of experience in the environmental services industry. She received her dual Bachelors degrees in Chemistry and Bio-chemistry from the University of Mumbai, India, and her Masters in Environmental Science and Management from the University of San Francisco. Ms. Patel is also a certified Environmental Health and Safety Management Specialist and is Hazwoper certified. She has direct experience in managing compliance and safety programs for remediation, reviewing Health and Safety Plans (HASP’s) for remediation projects, waste profiling, classifying and labeling, and evaluating compliance at remediation projects.
Before Ms. Patel joined TRG she was a Project Environmental Scientist, working on Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments and remediation projects, such as injections and excavations. She also was involved in Health and Safety design and management, field investigations, subcontractor oversight, data management and evaluation, report preparation, and task management. Currently, Ms. Patel is responsible for all HASP’s, preparing environmental reports for soil and groundwater investigations and boring and monitoring wells.
In 2004, Ms. Patel interned at the South Coast Air Quality Management District in Los Angeles, California. She assisted the Analytical Chemistry Laboratory, performing gravimetric analyses particulate filters, extraction of the filters, and analysis for air pollutants. Ms. Patel also helped AQMD staff draft rules and regulations to lower emissions from stationary and mobile sources.