Madi Novak Promoted to Principal Environmental Scientist
Portland, Oregon (April 7, 2015)—Environmental consulting and engineering company Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc. (MFA) has promoted Madi Novak to principal environmental scientist. Ms. Novak, an employee of MFA since 2004, has taken on a variety of project management duties. Her extensive knowledge in environmental remediation, with an emphasis in human health and ecological risk assessment, has made Ms. Novak a vital resource at MFA, especially for new employees. Ms. Novak will have expanded mentorship and business development responsibilities in her new role.
Initially hired as a project scientist at MFA, Ms. Novak quickly became a valuable staff member in a purely technical role, supporting risk assessment work. She has been instrumental in the completion of the Port of Ridgefield cleanup project in Ridgefield, WA. “I liked being able to work through a complex data set and bring it through to remedial construction—we worked with the overseeing agency to develop the optimal remedy,” said Ms. Novak. “We had a great project team—highly skilled people in terms of technical knowledge, and also motivated, effective, and pleasant people.”
“Ms. Novak’s excellent leadership and technical expertise have been and will continue to be instrumental in MFA’s success in the site characterization, risk assessment, and sediment remediation arenas,” said MFA’s Oregon operations director, Ted Wall. “Her excellent technical, negotiation, and facilitation skills are recognized by the clients we serve, the agencies with whom we work, and all stakeholders.”
Ms. Novak received a bachelor of arts degree in biology from the University of California and a master of science degree in environmental science and engineering from the Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology. She is based in MFA’s Portland office and works on projects throughout the western United States.