Environmental scientist/consultant, MACTEC Engineering and Consulting, Inc., Phoenix
Introduced to Brownfields projects in 2005 while beginning her Master program at Arizona State University in International Environmental Management and Sustainability, Carpenter initially working as a Graduate Assistant, worked closely with mentor Dr. Richard Gordon in partnership with Naco Fire District on the second of three Brownfields grants awarded to the small U.S./Mexico border community of Naco, Ariz. Her involvement in the projects grew as she quickly moved from technical and field assistance into a liaison role between the university, the grantee, U.S. EPA and the community at large. Soon she was actively participating in community meetings with local, state, regional, and federal authorities, working actively to build relationships between all parties to facilitate redevelopment. In 2007, Carpenter submitted for the ASU President’s...
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