SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER
MLA, Landscape Architecture + Environmental Planning | University of California, Berkeley
Rachel specializes in the planning and integration of projects, programs, and policies to create more sustainable wastewater and stormwater management systems. Her areas of expertise include collection system planning, green infrastructure planning and implementation, flood resiliency planning, non-potable reuse programming, and regulatory compliance. She has worked for both large and small cities to improve both combined and separate systems and support regulatory compliance, and has an intimate understanding of planning and implementation challenges from the municipal point of view. She has managed multiple watershed-scale planning processes including stormwater resource planning processes and urban watershed assessments. She has also led the development and/or update process for numerous guidance manuals including the San Francisco Stormwater Management Requirements and Design Guidelines and the San Francisco Graywater Design Manual for Outdoor Irrigation. Rachel is passionate about stakeholder engagement and is sought after for her ability to develop successful partnerships and innovative engagement strategies. Prior to her work in urban watershed planning, Rachel worked in transportation planning with a focus on bicycle and pedestrian projects. Rachel recently joined the Lotus Water team because of her long-standing respect for the company’s ethos and high-quality work.
PROJECT ENGINEER – LEED AP
BS, Civil Engineering | Syracuse University, New York
Since graduating with a BS in Civil Engineering from Syracuse University, Jess has worked as a civil engineer in land development where she developed a technical and personal interest in sustainable, low-impact stormwater management solutions. She most enjoys working on innovative stormwater solutions that provide ecological, aesthetic, and educational benefits. To further develop her technical interests, Jess became certified as an Envision Sustainability Professional and LEED AP ND. Jess also focuses on community outreach and K-12 STEM education; in the past, she has served as Chair to the Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section Younger Member Group, and as an adviser to the Charles River Watershed Association. In her free time, Jess loves exploring new cities, trying out restaurants, painting, drawing, watching independent movies, and seeing her favorite stand-up comedians. Jess and her husband take any opportunity they can to travel abroad, most recently Paris and Patagonia.