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ITRC PFAS Introductory Training

Sponsored by: Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council


Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a large and complex class of anthropogenic compounds whose prevalence in the environment are an emerging, worldwide priority in environmental and human health. The ITRC PFAS Team, formed in 2017, has prepared readily accessible materials to present PFAS information to stakeholders, regulators, and policy makers. The PFAS team represents a diverse cross-section of expertise and experience working on PFAS.

This training will include emerging science on PFAS, including topics such as Properties of PFAS, Fate and Transport, Sampling and Analysis, and Treatment Technologies. The technical presentations will be focused on those who are relatively new to PFAS. The training will last approximately 90 minutes and include time for questions.

A photograph of Sandra Goodrow, Ph.D.Sandra Goodrow, Ph.D. (Sandra.Goodrow@dep.nj.gov)
Dr. Sandra Goodrow is a Research Scientist in the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (NJDEP) Division of Science and Research.  Dr. Goodrow is a physical and chemical environmental modeler, evaluating the sources, fate, transport, and transformation of emerging compounds including per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Dr. Goodrow has been involved in multiple research efforts that identify occurrences and track down sources of PFAS and other emerging compounds in fish tissue, surface water, and sediments from around the State of New Jersey and provides technical expertise for the Contaminants in Fish Tissue program. She has coordinated efforts with US EPA Office of Research and Development on multi-media analysis leading to the detection of a novel PFAS present in the New Jersey environment. She also serves as the co-Team lead for the Interstate Technology Regulatory Council’s (ITRC) PFAS Team. 


A photograph of Kristi HerzerKristi Herzer, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (kristi.herzer@vermont.gov)
Kristi Herzer is an Environmental Analyst and Technical Program Lead for the State of Vermont's Department of Environmental Conservation. Kristi is a project manager in the Brownfields Program and the Sites Management Section and promotes the Vermont Brownfields Reuse and Environmental Liability Limitation Act (BRELLA) program. Kristi is the Division representative on VTDEC's Environmental Justice Team, an active member in a cross-agency PFAS workgroup, and co-author of multiple internal and external guidance documents for the regulated community. Since 2017, Kristi has served as a member and subgroup leader for the Sampling and Analysis section of ITRC's PFAS team, and most recently also serves as a subgroup leader of the PFAS Training team. Kristi holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Biology from Guilford College and a Master's Degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Vermont.


A photograph of Mitch Olson, Ph.D., PEMitch Olson, Ph.D., PE (MOlson@trihydro.com)
Dr. Olson serves as Trihydro's Emerging Contaminants Director and has 23 years of professional experience in consulting and academia. His role involves providing technical guidance on PFAS projects, coordinating PFAS training events within and outside of Trihydro, delivering technical presentations and webinars, and participating in professional organizations (including ITRC's PFAS team). He also provides technical input on projects involving groundwater and soils impacted with hydrocarbons and chlorinated solvents, including monitored natural attenuation (MNA), natural source zone depletion (NSZD), and active remediation systems. Mitch has a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth and received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in environmental engineering from Colorado State University (CSU). Dr. Olson maintains Affiliate Faculty status at CSU and is registered as a Professional Engineer in multiple states.


A photograph of Andrew Safulko, PEAndrew Safulko, PE (Asafulko@brwncald.com)
Andrew Safulko is a Senior Environmental Engineer at Brown and Caldwell. Andrew received a BS degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a MS degree in Environmental Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. Andrew supports private and municipal clients in developing tailored PFAS solutions, including site characterization, source identification investigations, treatment, and forensic evaluations. Andrew co-leads the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Councils (ITRC) PFAS Treatment subgroup.


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ITRC Training Program (itrc@itrcweb.org)


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