Valerie Wilder is a Project Manager in the Superfund Section at the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in Jefferson City, Missouri. She has worked in the Hazardous Waste Program at Missouri DNR since 1994. She conducts pre-remedial site assessment investigation under Superfund. Valerie serves as a Project Leader for the state wide Lead/Zinc Mining, Milling, Smelting and Processing sites inventory and uses her experience in evaluation of these sites to coordinate assessment with EPA and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. She has conducted assessment work on several National Priorities List mining sites in Missouri. Valerie also provides expertise in integrating GIS mapping into the environmental assessment process. She also serves as a Quality Assurance Officer for the Site Assessment Unit, developing and maintaining the Unit’s Quality Assurance Project Plan and Standard Operating Procedures. As a senior member of the Superfund Section, Valerie serves as a mentor and trainer providing technical support and instruction for new employees in the section. Prior to Missouri DNR, she worked for Bristol Environmental Services in the Kansas City area performing lead-based paint testing and asbestos air monitoring. She joined the ITRC Mining Waste Team in February 2009. Valerie earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the Engineering School at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri in 1991.