Bonnie Packer has been working as a contractor for the US Army Environmental Center (USAEC) since 1996. She supports the USAEC's Acquisition and Technology Division, where she currently manages several projects for the government: the corrosion of unexploded ordnance in soil environments; munitions residues assessment; small arms range assessments; wear tolerant vegetation for arid training environments; and evaluating perchlorate treatment technologies. Many of her prior projects focused on small arms ranges, including the development of the Range Evaluation Software Tool, the Army Sampling and Analysis Plan for small arms ranges, and demonstration of several lead treatment and management technologies at Fort Rucker, Alabama. Bonnie also participates in the ITRC's perchlorate team.
Before working on Army related projects, Bonnie worked on the Department of Energy's Yucca Mountain high-level nuclear waste disposal program, doing various analyses related to the safety of the waste repository. She has a MS (1985) and PhD (1990) in Geology from University of California, Los Angeles Department of Earth and Space Sciences, where her emphasis was on stable isotope geochemistry, stratigraphy and early life.