Dr. Vanderford is a Senior Associate Environmental Scientist at GSI Environmental, Inc. in Houston, TX. She has technical experience in the chemical analysis and environmental fate of munitions, chlorinated solvents and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Dr. Vanderford received a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences and Engineering from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and an M.S. in Environmental Science and Engineering and undergraduate degrees from Rice University. Her project experience includes environmental site investigation, human and ecological risk assessment, monitored natural attenuation evaluation, and the application of geographic information system (GIS) tools. She is currently managing the MAROS software for GSI and has extensive experience using decision matrices to analyze and optimize long-term groundwater monitoring networks. She has developed and conducted classes in Long-Term Monitoring Optimization for the USEPA, DoD and several state environmental agencies.