Sarah Colee

Staff Environmental Scientist

Born and raised in Portland, Sarah grew up with a strong appreciation for Oregon’s natural environment. After graduating from Oregon State University, she spent a few years traveling and teaching middle and high school students in the fields of marine biology, earth science, volcanology, and geology. Sarah is an environmental scientist with four years of…

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Contributing to environmental projects in Portland makes me feel like I’m giving back to the city that raised me. My love of science and the outdoors was absolutely inspired by the verdant beauty of the Pacific Northwest. If my weekday job can in any way help protect and preserve the environmental quality of my home, it makes my weekends outside feel that much better. I love my job because it not only gives me an inside perspective of the environmental health and development of my community, but it also allows me the opportunity to work with a diverse range of clients.

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Contributing to environmental projects in Portland makes me feel like I’m giving back to the city that raised me. My love of science and the outdoors was absolutely inspired by the verdant beauty of the Pacific Northwest. If my weekday job can in any way help protect and preserve the environmental quality of my home, it makes my weekends outside feel that much better. I love my job because it not only gives me an inside perspective of the environmental health and development of my community, but it also allows me the opportunity to work with a diverse range of clients.
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Who is Sarah Colee?

Born and raised in Portland, Sarah grew up with a strong appreciation for Oregon’s natural environment. After graduating from Oregon State University, she spent a few years traveling and teaching middle and high school students in the fields of marine biology, earth science, volcanology, and geology. Sarah is an environmental scientist with four years of environmental consulting experience. Sarah joined MFA with experience in environmental due diligence and preacquisition screening for property redevelopment; environmental permitting and compliance; documenting environmental impacts in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and State Environmental Policy Act; and conducting site characterization, remedial investigations, and cleanup actions at contaminated sites for both private and government clients. She has been involved in a variety of projects in her career, including assisting with the preparation of environmental impact statements, environmental assessments, and categorical exclusions for largescale transportation projects; land use applications; groundwater monitoring, subsurface investigations; Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments; industrial stormwater sampling and permit compliance; and well installation, development, and decommissioning oversight.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Earth Science, Oregon State University

Certifications

40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operation Training

8-Hour Hazardous Waste Operation Refresher Training

First Aid/AED/CPR Training

ASTM E-1527 Environmental Site Assessment for Commercial Real Estate Certification

Transportation Security Administration Transportation Worker Identification Credential

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