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Lara Gertler, PhD

Areas of Expertise: 

Air Permitting/Compliance, Environmental Management/Advocacy, Data Management

Representative Industries:

Non-Metallic Mineral Processing, Oil & Gas Production, Oil Refining & Chemical, Power Generation

Environmental Management

Office: 805-764-6014

Certifications and Trade Associations:

CARB accredited Lead Verifier, Low Carbon Fuel Standard program
CARB accredited Lead Verifier, AB32 Mandatory GHG Reporting Regulation
Certified Air Permitting Professional (CAPP), San Joaquin Valley APCD


B.S. Civil Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis
M.S. Environmental Engineering, California Institute of Technology
Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, California Institute of Technology


St. Louis, MO

Personal Interest:

I’ve always enjoyed playing musical instruments: piano, acoustic and electric guitar, oboe, trumpet, ukulele, drums, among others. My current project is an attempt to convert an acoustic drum set into an electronic set.

Lara is an environmental engineer with over twenty years of experience in air quality re-search and practical air quality and environmental regulatory compliance. She has per-formed greenhouse gas inventory reporting and verification, MACT compliance planning, air permitting, general compliance auditing, and Title V compliance analyses. She has ex-tensive experience programming MS Excel and MS Access applications for data analysis and to assist in environmental compliance. Lara is accredited by the California Air Resources Board as a Lead Verifier under the AB32 greenhouse gas inventory with accreditations for oil and gas systems, process emissions, and transactions sectors, and as a verifier under California’s low carbon fuel standard program.

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