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4300 MarketPointe Drive, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55435

Phone: 952-832-2600

Fax: 952-832-2601
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meet our 2016 intern Kristen

Kristen completing product recovery at a Michigan manufactured gas plant site
meet our 2016 intern Kristen

After two internships in industry, Kristen sought experience in the consulting world. Working on the remediation of a former manufactured gas plant (MGP) site with Barr’s Ann Arbor staff was a perfect fit.
 
For the site remediation plan, Kristen helped analyze options for armor materials and impermeable caps and compiled maps of buried utilities based on historical records. On site, she inspected and replaced oil-absorbing booms, analyzed soil impacts using boring logs, and pumped contaminants out of monitoring wells.

“I enjoyed the opportunity to observe the site and its impacts up close,” Kristen said. “I got to use my technical knowledge in a real-life setting and see how the design process plays out.”

This fall, Kristen returns to Michigan Technological University to complete a master’s degree in environmental engineering.