Sara Pearson, CPG. (MI) – Training Program Coordinator
Sara Pearson has been involved with ITRC since 2014 serving as the Michigan Point of Contact. Sara has worked in the environmental remediation and redevelopment field in Michigan for more than 25 years. She has worked as both a consultant managing contaminated sites for major petroleum companies and industry, and then as a senior geologist for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) reviewing the investigative and cleanup efforts. She currently serves as the supervisor of the Information Management Unit for the MDEQ’s Remediation and Redevelopment Division. Sara’s expertise spans the spectrum of activities related to remediation and redevelopment including extensive investigative, risk assessment and corrective action experience. Sara is a Certified Professional Geologist (CPG) and has been an active member of the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) since 1998 serving on the Michigan’s Section Executive Committee twice. She is a founder and co-chair of the Michigan Section’s Annual Environmental Risk Management Workshop that focuses on learning technical topics, and promoting collaboration and the building of partnerships among the regulators, consultants, and owners of contaminated property to find solutions to complex environmental problems. Sara holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Aquinas College in physical geography and environmental studies and a minor in political science. She earned a Master of Science degree in earth science with a focus in hydrogeology from Western Michigan University.