About Laurene

Education:

B.S. in Geology, and an M.S. in Civil Engineering – Water Resources (Stanford)


Work:

Senior Hydrogeologic Engineer, contracted for Groundwater Investigations & Cleanup at LLNL’s Site 300 – Superfund and RCRA sites.


Senior Reservoir Engineer with Chevron in the US and Overseas (Angola, Kuwait, Australia, Scotland, Europe, and Bangladesh). Although I worked with some gas and oil assets, my most significant work involved aquifers, including the world’s largest CO2 Geo-Sequestration, and environmental project.


Worked for Bechtel and the USEPA while in school.


Most Recent Community Efforts:

  • Member of Pleasanton’s Committee on Energy and the Environment, and Chair/Vice Chair (2017-2019).
  • Established City Priority for updating the Climate Action Plan (CAP 2.0)
  • Created Subcommittees (Water, Energy, and Environmental), under which I, and another technically qualified member, officially advise City Council Members on Water Supplies, and in particular, Potable Reuse.
  • Unofficially, advise some Council Members on Water Quality, especially recent PFAS contamination issues.
  • Development of Pleasanton Water Goals
  • Development of the Review Criteria for Pleasanton’s decision to join the EBCE.


Although I will take significant credit for the work above, ultimately it was a team effort. Our team has a strong desire to have a positive impact. 


  • Founding member of the Tri-Valley Air Quality Alliance.  Just formed, you will hear more about us in the coming year; we seek to understand air quality issues in the Tri-Valley Area, and formulate local solutions.

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