Ali Furmall is the Rural and Small Communities Specialist for the Brownfields Program at the Washington Department of Ecology in Spokane, WA. In this newly created position, she is working to build a program focused on promoting brownfields redevelopment to small communities in central and eastern Washington. She previously managed the Remediation Oversight Section in the Ground Water Quality Bureau at the New Mexico Environment Department in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The programs in her section, the Voluntary Remediation Program and State Cleanup Program, provide regulatory and technical oversight for environmental investigation and remediation at complex sites throughout New Mexico. In addition to reviewing the technical sufficiency of proposals submitted to her program, Ali ensures that staff are provided the training and support necessary to excel in their positions. Ali routinely presents at Brownfields conferences and is coordinating bi-monthly training sessions for technical staff in the Ground Water Quality Bureau. Ali has been active in ITRC since 2014 as a member of the Geospatial Analysis for Optimization at Environmental Sites team. Ali earned a bachelor's degree in geology from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida in 2007 and a master's in geology from the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon in 2010.