As an entrepreneur overseeing environmental projects for over twenty years, Kathleen Dallaire worked with geologists, environmental engineers, and other specialists to investigate contaminated sites, conduct regulatory compliance on behalf of business clients, and produce data for U.S. EPA brownfield assessment grants. Kathleen earned a doctorate in Environmental Health Science and Policy from the School of Social Ecology at the University of California at Irvine (UCI). Her dissertation focused on the effectiveness of policy to clarify and reduce liability associated with cleaning and revitalizing contaminated sites. As a guest lecturer at UCI for over five years, Kathleen developed new courses that incorporated real case studies to educate students on the often-conflicting scientific, economic, legal, political, and social issues relating to environmental problems. Finally, she is a promoter and past member of a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) under FEMA, a volunteer program for local disaster response.