Gretchen Heavner, PhD, EIT

Environmental Engineer / Chemist

Dr. Gretchen Heavner is an environmental engineer/chemist who joined the Floyd|Snider team in 2013. She has 16 years of experience as an environmental engineering and chemist. Dr. Heavner has experience in both field and laboratory settings with the collection and analysis of surface water, groundwater, and soil samples. She is skilled in research, technical writing, and data quality control. She has also developed extensive analytical and problem-solving skills. Her PhD research at Cornell focused on development and analysis of DNA, RNA, and proteomic biomarkers as methods for assessing bioremediation of chlorinated compounds at field sites. She has extensive experience in reviewing site chemical and molecular biological data to determine the presence and activity of a reductive dechlorinating community. Since joining Floyd|Snider, Dr. Heavner has taken on key roles in project management, data analysis, modeling (mixing zone), and calculating/evaluating sediment background concentrations. She also oversees the general QC of data validation for the firm.

Gretchen holds a PhD in Environmental Engineering from Cornell University, an MS in Civil Engineering with an Environmental Engineering focus from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and an undergraduate degree (BS) in Chemistry from the University of Puget Sound.