Rachelle Thompson is a Remedial Project Manager in EPA Region 9. She holds a B.S. with Distinction in Civil Engineering from Stanford University, as well as a M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University. She is professionally licensed as a Civil Engineer in California. She has worked in EPA's Superfund program since 2009 on a variety of complex sites ranging from a drinking water aquifer polluted with solvents to an abandoned smelter, and has earned a Silver Medal for Superior Service and other awards for her work. She previously researched water-related topics in California, Hawaii, and Tanzania, and co-authored publications in Environmental Science and Technology, FEMS Microbiology Ecology and Estuaries and Coasts. She is currently an associate in the San Francisco Federal Executive Board's Leadership Development Program, and a member of the EPA Region 9 Response Support Corps. She has managed a contaminated sediment site for EPA since 2012, where she is conducting a feasibility study and will soon dive further into remedy selection and implementation. Outside of the office, she is an avid backpacker, cook, musician, and triathlete.