Rachael has over 18 years of experience in civil engineering, specializing in stormwater and environmental compliance. She has water resources expertise with an emphasis on Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program planning, implementation and inspection. Rachael is one of 126 CASQA qualified Trainers of Record in the state on the CGP, and one of the 171 Trainers in the IGP. She brings extensive experience with municipal NPDES permits as well, focused on Phase 2 MS4 permittees. Rachael leads the state-wide CASQA Non-Traditional working group so that permitted agencies can collaborate on creative ways to meet permit requirements. She is well versed in CGP, IGP, and MS4 NPDES permit requirements including BMP installation and inspection, training, pH and turbidity sampling, pollutant source assessment, SMARTS data entry, and Annual Reporting.
Rachael’s recent assignments include implementation of the VTA’s MS4 stormwater program, assistance with IGP coverage under the new 2015 requirements, and preparation of all Utility Vault Dewatering permit documentation. She also serves a pivotal role in the BART Silicon Valley Berryessa Extension Design-Build construction project, responsible for review and approval of construction submittals, regulatory agency interaction, and monitoring and reporting of field environmental compliance with Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Programs, including 401 RWQCB, 404 Corps. and CDFW LSAA permit compliance. Rachael performed SWPPP oversight prior to training and transitioning this work successfully to VTA staff in October 2015.
MS with Honors, Civil & Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley, May 1999
BS with Honors, Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, May 1998
Available upon request