Michele Mahoney is working in a developmental assignment position on contaminated site restoration within the Superfund program's Technology Innovation and Field Services Division. Michele is researching, compiling, and communicating information on rehabilitation and remediation of damaged soils at contaminated sites. Her major focus is to create easy access to resources available to site managers who want to implement ecological restoration at their sites. Please visit our EcoTools webpage at www.cluin.org/ecotools which guides users to sources of information and tools needed for ecological restoration activities. Michele also leading a group to study the potential for carbon sequestration as a result of remediating sites with soil amendments and ecological land reuse.
Michele has worked with EPA for 8 years, and was a consultant to the Agency for 2 years prior to joining. Michele's home office is the Office of Solid Waste where she is an expert on reducing, reusing, and recycling organic materials in the municipal solid waste stream, particularly food scraps. She was also co-lead with the US Department of Transportation and the American Coal Ash Association in the Green Highways Partnership to reuse and reduce waste materials in highway construction and maintenance projects. Prior to OSWER, Michele worked in EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs where she evaluated scientific data and developed hazard and risk assessments on pesticide fate and resulting effect of use on humans and the environment.
Michele earned a B.S. in Agronomy and Environmental Science from Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, PA, and a M.S. in Soil Science from Washington State University in Pullman, WA . Michele also volunteers as a Master Gardener of Northern Virginia to promote environmental horticulture and land stewardship in her community.
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