As a scientist for more than 35 years, Sandy has extensive experience in managing and conducting environmental planning projects, biological assessments and related studies and permitting. These efforts have typically involved development of NEPA documentation, wetland delineation, mitigation design, surface and groundwater quality studies, and permitting. Her permitting experience includes projects requiring wetland impact permits, bridge permits, and sovereign submerged land easements.

Sandy has extensive experience on water resources and transportation projects, focusing on environmental data collection and analysis, development and evaluation of project alternatives, impact assessment, and compiling required environmental documents and permit applications. She is also well-versed in transportation construction designing erosion control, implementing water quality monitoring and protected species protections/monitoring/watch programs, obtaining permit modifications, and conducting regulatory agency liaison.  She led environmental permitting and permit compliance efforts for several design-build projects.