With a strong background in ecology and chemistry, Rachel’s work focuses on the science behind natural resource damage assessments, restoration evaluation and scaling, application of technical information to support environmental policy and regulation, and generation of supporting evidence for settlement negotiations and environmental litigation. Her experience encompasses assessments of a wide range of physical and chemical impacts on individual resources and complex habitats, addressing the probability of a future impact and/or the effect of past or on-going actions, as well as determination of the type and scale of potential compensation. For over 25 years she has assisted federal, state, tribal, and private clients across the United States with environmental assessment efforts, providing objective analytical support in understanding injuries and damages, designing and implementing studies, ensuring regulatory compliance, and identifying and evaluating restoration options. Rachel has served as an expert in several environmental cases and has drafted dozens of technical and policy documents ranging from study designs to restoration plans. She holds a joint Masters in Ocean Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.