Ms. Jennifer Sampson designs and implements multidisciplinary technical investigations, working with clients to address contaminated sites under federal and state regulatory programs. She provides technical and strategic leadership on natural resource damage assessment (NRDA) and habitat restoration planning in multiple U.S. states, advising private and municipal clients through state and federal NRDA programs and supporting settlement negotiations. Ms. Sampson partners with clients to navigate interrelated technical and strategic aspects of environmental assessment and risk management.
An aquatic ecologist and risk assessor, Ms. Sampson has 30 years of experience investigating riparian, wetland, and estuarine ecosystems to quantify and describe ecological risks associated with hazardous substances and anthropogenic disturbance. Her projects have included ecological research and development of monitoring strategies for aquatic systems. She directs and manages teams that include chemists, toxicologists, geologists, hydrogeologists, engineers, statisticians, and data management specialists. Ms. Sampson leads ecological and human health risk assessment, development and refinement of conceptual site models and focused study designs, sediment toxicity investigations, bioaccumulation modeling, development of soil and sediment remediation goals, and quantitative contaminant source evaluation.