September 30, 2013

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Emily Majcher Joins Geosyntec as Engineer

Emily joins Geosyntec after working as a hydrologist for the USGS for about six years in their Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Water Science Center. While with the USGS, she was the project manager and co-principal investigator for several multi-year projects investigating dissolved organic contamination in wetland environments. In fact, it was at the Canal Creek wetlands project at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland that Emily developed a close working relationship with Duane Graves that ultimately led to her coming on board with Geosyntec. She also facilitated collaboration between the USGS and Geosyntec in the growth and maintenance of the WBC-2 culture for remediating chlorinated solvents such as at Canal Creek. In 2006, Emily was a finalist for the Service to America "Call to Serve" award for the development and demonstration of her innovative enhanced bioremediation method for the wetlands at Canal Creek. Prior to the USGS, Emily was an engineer with ICF Kaiser (later IT) for three years.

Emily earned her M.S. from Penn State University in Environmental Soil Science, and her B.S. from Purdue University in Environmental Engineering. She is also certified as a Professional Engineer in Maryland.

Emily is married and lives in Severna Park, Maryland with her husband Matthew (who is a geologist) and 8-month old son Aidan. One of her favorite vacations was when she and Matthew went to Ireland in 2005 for two weeks. Even though they liked the city, they felt that the most fascinating part of the trip was getting out and touring the countryside and enjoying the landscapes. When she is not working on ways to clean up the environment, Emily and her husband look forward to introducing Aidan to all the wonders of nature and the outdoors through hiking, biking, kayaking, and travelling.