Sharon Kenny
Sharon D. Kenny
Environmental Engineer, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Bala Cynwyd, PA
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Sharon D. Kenny has over 10 years of experience in the environmental field, with particular expertise in the fields of hazardous chemicals and site remediation. She has directed projects related to compliance assistance; health and safety auditing; and land contamination for numerous industrial sectors, including manufacturing (coil coating, plating, foundries), water treatment, and federal facilities. Sharon has extensive experience in research, and has worked for several organizations, including National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). She is currently employed as a Remedial Project Manager in the Land and Chemicals Division of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Sharon holds a bachelor’s degree in Geology from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez; and two master’s degrees: one in Geochemistry from the University of Florida at Gainesville, and a second one in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is certified as a Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) and as a Project Management Professional (PMP).
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  • Caitlin, Orlando asked Sharon Kenny, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

    Added Friday, April 8, 2016 at 12:51 PM

    Hi, My sister is a rising 9th grader and she has been looking into what she wants to do. She likes the idea of traveling, making an impact, but also having a major that isn't too hard. So, I think the EnviE gives the traveling and the impact component, but I'm unaware of the difficulty. I don't know much about the career besides what I have looked into briefly about the career. Is the major hard in math? Or is it a relatively easy major for a good career? As well as, what are the jobs like ...
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  • Eden , Palm Bay asked Sharon Kenny, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

    Added Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 1:39 PM

    Hello Mrs. Kenny, Thank you for sharing so much information about environmental engineering. I particularly love how you said an achievement in your career was to become an ordain minister for The Church of The Flying Spaghetti Monster, too cool. I also loved 'Stranger In a Strange Land' and will check out the other books you put down as well. Frankly I relate to you not only because of the same interests but also because I have two kids and am just starting classes again in the ...
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  • Lauren, Boston asked Sharon Kenny, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

    Added Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 6:06 AM

    Hello Sharon, I graduated with a B.S. in Environmental Engineering, and have spent the past three years since graduation working in the oil and gas industry. I love my schedule (7 weeks work, 3 weeks off) I love the travel and global exposure, and yes I love the paycheck. But I do not have any career satisfaction and want to find something back in the environmental field, preferably land remediation. Do you have any advice on jobs that involve traveling or flexible schedules? I would be happy ...
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