Jill Greene, a highly experienced geologist and project manager in CDM Smith's Environment and Technology Group, specializes in hydrogeologic, stormwater and hazardous waste investigations. She manages all aspects of projects, from inception to closure. Her environmental projects include water quality assessments, implementation of monitoring plans and investigations, remedial action and feasibility study designs and more. Recently, Greene has been working with airports to determine the extent of potential PFAS contamination stemming from the release of aqueous film-forming foams (AFFF).
What inspires you? Preserving our planet. I am passionate about protecting human health and the environment. CDM Smith is at the forefront of understanding emerging contaminants like PFAS, how they interact in our environment and how we can mitigate their impacts to sensitive receptors.
Why CDM Smith? I joined CDM Smith just out of college and feel like I have grown up here. I’ve had amazing mentors who helped me advance my career and have served in several roles within the firm. I have always felt fully supported in both my professional and personal life. CDM Smith has provided an environment where as a working mom I am able to both advance my career and be there for my kids.
What is your favorite part of your job? Solving our client’s most challenging problems. I have had the opportunity to work on an incredible variety of projects at CDM Smith with the best and brightest engineers and scientists. Each and every day presents new and exciting opportunities.
What does "listen. think. deliver." mean to you? This phrase is the key to CDM Smith’s exceptional client service. We strive to understand and anticipate our client’s needs, develop innovative solutions, and provide a quality service. So much of our work is repeat business with existing clients because we “listen.think.deliver.”
What's something people might be surprised to know about you? I did paleoclimate research in Antarctica for my undergraduate thesis.
What's your personal motto? Treat others how you want to be treated. It’s so simple but especially today, a little empathy goes a long way.