Emily Pulcher, PE

Staff Chemical Engineer
Environmental Services

Blending her passion for chemical engineering and technology with her desire to form meaningful connections, Emily Pulcher is working to make the world a cleaner place through the environmental remediation projects she supports across the U.S.

Environmental remediation is complex. Every site is unique, requiring progressive, individualized approaches for the most cost-effective, long-lasting outcomes. A few years into her career, Emily is tackling that challenge head-on and already making an impact through her work on site characterization and groundwater remediation system design, evaluation and operation.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?

I'm a bit of an adrenaline junkie. Some of my favorite adventure highlights have been skydiving with my whole family and zip lining through the rainforest in Costa Rica.

How do you and your team make the world a better place?

In the Environmental Services remediation team, we get to work on projects where we are making the world a better place by cleaning up soil and groundwater contamination. We get to interface with community members and bring environmental solutions to their neighborhoods, restore contaminated sites for beneficial uses, and help our clients reduce their environmental footprint.

What excites you most when you look at the future of infrastructure? The industries we support? Our company?

It's an exciting time to be in the environmental industry. We get to serve as a facilitator, helping companies gain compliance with environmental regulations while incorporating environmental cleanup and sustainability into their business. It is a win-win-win: regulators see their policies in action making a difference, our clients reduce their environmental liabilities, and we get to work on projects that are both meaningful and profitable.

What advice would you give your younger self?

Show up and speak up! Being present and engaged — whether that's in the classroom, meetings, or extracurriculars — is the best way to find meaningful connections throughout the different pieces of your life.

If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things would you want with you?

First and foremost, a giant fuzzy blanket. Second, an unlimited supply of chips and salsa, which I am convinced incorporates enough of the key food groups to sustain me for the rest of my life. Third, my beloved fur children Cooper and Zoey, who would also happily share my chips and salsa until the end of time.