CREW NoVA New Member Spotlight: Teresa Lu

February 6, 2020
Written by: CREW Northern

Teresa Lu
Staff Scientist


Describe your current position.
I am an environmental scientist with four years of experience in environmental consulting primarily in the mid-Atlantic region. I am experienced in performing Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, multi-media environmental sampling (soil, groundwater, soil vapor, and indoor air), monitoring well installation, and contractor oversight.

Describe your career history.
I was an environmental specialist for Maryland Environmental Service (MES) from August 2015 to October 2016. At MES I assisted with collection, compilation and review of data for monitoring compliance of environmental operation, construction and monitoring activities with Federal, State and local permit and regulatory requirements. From October 2016 to March 2019 I worked as an environmental scientist for Apex Companies, LLC (Apex) in Rockville, Maryland. At Apex, I provided basic technical expertise in the field of impacted site assessment and remediation. Execute all field and reporting aspects of standard Phase 1 and 2 environmental site assessments (ESAs), groundwater sampling, soil sampling, soil gas sampling, indoor air sampling, and vapor probe and well installation. I am currently employed at Langan Engineering and Environmental Services (Langan) in Arlington, Virginia, and I have been with Langan since March 2019.

What attracted you to CREW NoVA?
My project manager is a member of the DC Chapter and she recommended I join to network with women in the real estate and development sector.

Name a woman that inspires you and why.
Emily Harrington is a woman that inspires me, she is a professional rock climber and has summited Mount Everest. I love her sense of adventure, her fearless attitude, and her determination to push limits.

Fun fact.
The most books I’ve ever read in a year is 40, and I am currently still trying to break that record. I enjoy reading historical fictions and short stories.