Posted on August 1, 2018
Jennifer Graham graduated in 2010 and began as a Safety and Occupational Health Specialist with the Army at Fort Bragg. In 2012, she signed on as an Environmental Resources Specialist with the Army Corps of Engineers at McNary Lock and Dam in Washington state. Her current primary responsibility involves maintaining and enforcing environmental compliance for both the facility itself and the activities conducted at her facility, which “requires an in-depth knowledge of current environmental protection laws, regulations, and policies with the ability to determine their validity to the operation and maintainance of the facility.” Jennifer is also handling waste management at McNary throughout the process from creation to disposal, which involves generating manifests, labels, packaging and choosing how to dispose of the product. This demands both an understanding of chemistry about hazardous, toxic and radioactive waste as well as knowing the requirements according to the Department of Transportation and Occupational Safety and Health.