Joanne Donovan is an environmental scientist with approximately 20 years experience in environmental chemistry. Her background is in the detailed chemical analysis and interpretation of organic contaminants. Joanne is familiar with both routine and non-routine sampling, extraction, and analysis procedures of environmental samples for both biological and chemical analytes. She has experience in all the tasks required for a sound environmental investigation, from sample collection, extraction, analysis and reporting, as well as the quality controls required to ensure data integrity.
After graduating from Bridgewater State College with a B.S. in Earth Sciences, Joanne worked in a biology lab screening municipal water samples for bacteria. She then continued her career working as an organic chemist, preparing and analyzing sediment, water, tissue, and other samples for PCB, pesticide, PAH and VOC contaminants. Later she worked managing the planning and technical work for a variety of projects including but not limited to dredge material characterization, environmental monitoring, and oil spills.
Throughout the years, Joanne has worked on hundreds of projects for both government and industrial clients, including high profile projects, such as the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as many smaller litigation projects. Joanne understands the need clients have for high quality, reliable data, and the techniques and EPA/ASTM methods required to produce the most accurate and precise results.