David Alden works with Tersus Environmental in Wake Forest, North Carolina, where he provides technical support for the company's portfolio of biotechnology-based solutions to manage challenging environmental liabilities. His experience includes four years working in the upstream oilfield sector performing offshore well tests and completion design and installation in the Gulf of Mexico. He participated in the in-situ oil-shale extraction experiment in the Piceance Basin, in Northwestern Colorado where protecting groundwater was the main challenge. David is an active member of ITRC's Remediation Management of Complex Sites Team. He received the 2015 ITRC Industry Affiliates Program Award in recognition of his outstanding service. He earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering (focus on waste-water treatment) at the Universidad de las Americas-Puebla, Mexico in 2004. Before joining Tersus in 2012, David earned a hydrogeology master's Degree at Joseph Fourier University in Grenoble France in 2012. David has been registered as a Licensed Professional Engineer in North Carolina since 2014.