Kristen Long, Environmental Specialist

Kristen has more than twenty years of environmental experience in the regulatory and consulting communities. Prior to joining TRG in the summer of 2019, she was employed for nearly a decade with a state environmental agency in a variety of regulatory roles. Following, she worked with Cardno, Inc. for more than thirteen years as a staff scientist focusing on brownfield investigations and redevelopment. Having worked on both sides of the environmental regulatory community, she has a unique perspective on how agencies interpret environmental laws and regulations as well as how to best meet agency and regulatory expectations. In addition, Kristen has a strong understanding in how to effectively communicate environmental risk to the general public and has led public participation efforts and brownfield/risk communication ‘101’ outreach for numerous clients.    

Education

  • Whitman College, BA in Geology, Minor in Environmental Studies

  • University of South Carolina, School of the Environment, Master of Earth and Environmental Resources Management

Professional Research Experience

  • Investigated and reviewed multiple thousand-page documents to identify the historical use of hazardous materials at a former manufactured gas plant. (Client: Law Firm)

  • Completed site investigations at numerous properties across the southeastern United States to determine impact to soil and/or groundwater from a variety of sources including, but not limited to, spills, heavy industry, underground storage tanks, dry-cleaners, and the nuclear industry. (Clients: Private Parties, State and Federal Environmental Agencies)

  • Completed extensive background research into past practices of industries over time as well as city/county histories in municipalities across the southeastern United States as part of the development of federal brownfield grant applications. (Clients: Municipalities, Development Corporations)

  • Conducted statistical research and analysis of human health and ecological impacts of exposure to environmental contaminants as part of environmental risk assessments. (Clients: State and Federal Environmental Agencies)