Where do you work?
Transportation and Special Projects Branch in Regulatory Division
What is your job title?
Environmental Protection Specialist/Project Manager
In your own words, what is your job? What do you do?
I evaluate projects that need Section 404 and Section 10 permits [Clean Water Act and Rivers and Harbors Act respectively].
What do you love about your job?
I like working with our partner agencies to come up with solutions to minimize impacts to the aquatic resources. I love when we can work collaboratively to find innovative ways to sustain the environment while facilitating needed infrastructure.
Any special moments/memories about your job you'd like to share?
It's fun to trek to sites that you would never think to visit like small streams hidden in a canyon just off the highway or vast dry desert washes. I have learned so much about Southern California during my time at the Corps even though I was born and raised here. I appreciate So Cal as my home even more.
What do you do to make USACE great?
As part of my job, I represent the Corps to those who I interact with in the public through the implementation of regulatory policy and proceedures.
How long have you worked for the Corps?