So who is Geeky Girl Engineer? I am a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (with areas of special interest in civil engineering and geological engineering), Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Science and Engineering. I am also a Licensed Professional Engineer. Prior to going back to school for my Ph.D., I worked in water and wastewater engineering and on environmental site assessments. I then worked for a state agency in air permits and hazardous waste permits. For my Ph.D., I worked with urinary biomarkers. In other words, I analyzed human urine for several years. I now work in human health risk assessments for hazardous waste sites. In summary, my career has been about hazardous waste and human waste. It’s questionable whether or not I am capable of polite dinner conversation.
I spend a lot of my free time renovating my house. I am a bit of a serial renovator. I have owned and lived in three houses. I have renovated all three to a certain extent. My current house, the third one, is going to be the biggest renovation yet. I am having a bit too much fun destroying drywall.
I love nature, traveling, and taking photographs of both. I help rescue animals, and two rescue cats and basset hound currently occupy my couch. I am curious about pretty much everything. Also, my sarcasm knows no end.