Rebecca Higgins is a Senior Hydrogeologist in the East Metro Unit of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) in St. Paul. In her roll at the MPCA, she is a member of the team assigned to evaluate releases of hazardous substances and PFAS compounds that pose a risk to human and ecological receptors. Rebecca also serves as liaison between the stormwater program and remediation divisions of the MPCA. In that role she seeks to find innovative technical solutions for sites where contamination poses a risk to human health and the environment from infiltrated stormwater. Rebecca is an ITRC Point-of-Contact for the State of Minnesota and a Co-Team Leader the Stormwater BMP Performance Evaluation Team. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Geology from North Dakota State University in 1998 and spent 9 years in the environmental consulting industry in Colorado and Minnesota until joining the MPCA in 2007. Rebecca is a licensed Professional Geologist in the state of Minnesota.