Emma Jack has over 12 years’ experience in environmental consulting. She has worked with the US Navy on risk assessment of Superfund sites (CERCLA, RECRA), the City of San Francisco on
the $7B Water System Improvement Project and $20M Bioregional Restoration projects for Chicago Bridge and Iron, and for the Invasive Plant Council as a plant molecular biologist on the Invasive Spartina Project.
Emma is an experienced programme manager recognised within California as a Federally-designated lead biologist with expertise in environmental education, green infrastructure and management of large-scale multi-stakeholder projects.
Emma completed her PhD in the ecology and ecotoxicology of plants (heavy metals) at the at the Free University of Amsterdam following a masters project in animal ecotoxicology (heavy metals). She is also currently studying a Master of Laws at De Montfort University.
During her study, Emma spent a year at the University of Mexico City during her undergraduate study analysing the genotoxicity of pesticides in drinking water, which peaked her lifelong interest in following pollutants through biological systems.
She was a grateful recipient of a European union short-term scientific mission grant at the Institute of Plant Biochemistry, Halle (Saale), Germany and two United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization grants in Sienna Italy (xenobiotics and human health) and the Bulgarian Agricultural Academy, Sofia Bulgaria (molecular biotechnology).
At Penman Consulting Emma takes up the role of Environmental Science Manager leading our highly experienced environmental team. She brings with her a vibrant and energetic approach to environmental sciences with a wealth of knowledge and experience.
Fun Fact: Emma speaks four languages, English, French, Spanish and Dutch.