Rosemary Knox is a Senior Environmental Engineer at the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) in Boston. Rose has worked with the Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup’s Policy and Program Development group since 2000. Her main duties include conducting technical analyses to support the development of policies and regulations under the Massachusetts Contingency Plan. Rose’s recent projects include evaluating the impacts of the most prevalent sources of perchlorate contamination in environmental media in Massachusetts. These perchlorate sources include blasting agents, military munitions, fireworks, and hypochlorite (bleach) solutions. Rose recently completed a research study at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth campus to evaluate the potential release of perchlorate to the environment as a result of a typical "community-type" fireworks display as part of this study, Rose conducted groundwater modeling to evaluate the fate and transport of perchlorate in groundwater. Rose has been active in the ITRC since 2004 serving as a Perchlorate Team Member representing MassDEP. Prior to joining MassDEP, she was a principal engineer at a large environmental consulting firm responsible for feasibility studies and remedial design. Rose earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts in 1988. She earned a master’s degree in environmental engineering from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts in 1991. Rose is certified as a Professional Engineer in Massachusetts.