Lynn Massey

Lynn Massey, now employed at ROUX, received her M.S. in the SWES laboratory of Dr. Virginia Rich in 2014. She received her BS in Environmental Science with a focus in Science and Policy from the University of Arizona in the Department of Soil, Water & Environmental Science (SWES).

As a Master's student, she worked in a Global Change Microbial Ecology lab and performed metagenomic analysis on the viral fraction of seawater samples from the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Queensland, Australia.

During the summer of 2013, she studied abroad in the Galapagos Islands. Her specific research involved statistical analysis on algal abundance in relation to feeding habits of the Galapagos Green Sea Turtle.

While at the UA Lynn won several scholarships or awards to fund her expenses to present at the American Geophysical Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography Ocean Sciences meeting. The meeting was in Honolulu and brought together thousands of marine science professionals The scholarships Lynn received are: the Arizona Association of Environmental Professionals Scholarship; the Graduate and Student Professional Council Travel Grant and the Institute of the Environment Graduate.


Key Projects:

  • Preliminary Environmental Assessment, Lead and TPH Impacted Soil Assessment and Remediation

Scientist in charge of field activities involving soil and soil gas sampling and remediation of soils impacted with total lead and TPH. The Site was formerly a part of the Los Angeles City Oil Field and was being prepared for redevelopment with a new high school. The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) provided oversight of all activities and a Preliminary Environmental Assessment (PEA) Report was prepared and submitted. Field activities included removal action (excavation) oversight, confirmation soil sampling, stockpile soil sampling, and oversight of the transport and disposal of impacted     soil.       Report preparation included interpretation of laboratory results, intensive data review, figure and table preparation, and comprehensive writing process.

  • Assorted ASTM E1527-13-Compliant Phase I ESAs

Scientist performing review of historical aerial photographs, historical Sanborn maps,  topographic maps, agency-provided permits, hazardous waste manifests, and facility inspection reports for a site in the City of Los Angeles, California; other work included figure and report preparation.

File reviews required interaction with various state and county agencies, including the SCAQMD, LACDPW, LACFD, LARWQCB, and DOGGR


  • Phase II Fieldwork for Former City Dump

Field scientist assisting soil sampling and oversight of soil vapor sampling for a Phase II ESA. Field activities included continuous and discrete soil sampling utilizing direct push technology, hand augering to shallow depths, and the oversight of soil vapor probe installation to the standards of the April 2012 Guidance.

  • Pre-Remediation Soil Sampling

Field scientist performing soil sampling for two sites impacted with metals in the County of Los Angeles, California. Fieldwork included soil sampling using a steel trowel; other  work included interpretation of laboratory results and table preparation.

  • Methane Investigation

Field scientist performing soil vapor probe installation in order to identify the location of a leaking gas line for a site in San Diego, California. Activities included potholing oversight, hand-augering, soil vapor sample collection, and methane measurements using a Flame Ionization Detector (FID); other work included data review and figure preparatio


Lynn M. Massey

Staff Assistant Scientist

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