Port of Los Angeles
After a career as a traveling scuba instructor, Rachel McPherson received a degree in Marine Biology from CSULB, where she worked in the genetics laboratory creating sequencing primers. Rachel worked at Hyperion Waste Water Treatment Plant conducting sampling and sorting for NPDES permit compliance in the Oceans Assessment group and at SCCWRP in coastal aerial deposition sampling. Rachel worked for Los Angeles World Airports in all areas of environmental compliance before transferring in 2011 to the Harbor Department. Rachel oversees the Tenant Outreach Program, NPDES permit coordination and compliance internally and with the Dominguez Watershed, and biological resources.