STC welcomes Teresa Sabol Spezio, Ph.D., P.E. to the Los Angeles, California office. Teresa has over 25 years of experience in environmental compliance and auditing activities. She has worked as a consultant specializing in minimization of environmental exposure through discharges into air, water and land and the development of plans and programs to minimize spills and accidents. She has worked with industrial clients in developing and implementing ISO 14001 EMS programs and in assisting with achieving certification as required. She has performed environmental compliance and management systems audits in over twenty states and three Canadian provinces. She also is experienced at sustainability program implementation and development, including baseline metrics and goal setting, employee training, development of best practices, and management of construction activities to ensure that projects met LEED standards.
Teresa began her career at the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency where she inspected industrial facilities for compliance with air pollution and hazardous waste regulations. As an inspector she visited myriad facilities, developed Notices of Violations, provided information for compliance improvement and worked with federal officials on permitting of hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal facilities. After Ohio EPA, she worked as the Environmental and Safety Coordinator for an academic institution. There she developed programs for compliance with environmental and safety regulations continuously working to create programs that minimized the exposure to the regulatory overview by assisting her co-workers to developed processes that minimized hazardous waste use, air emissions and water discharges.
Teresa earned her BS in Chemical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, her MS in Environmental Studies from the University of Oregon, and her Ph.D. in History from the University of California, Davis. Teresa is a California-licensed professional engineer. Teresa can be reached at email@example.com.