Emmalisa Kennedy, PWS

Wetland Operations Manager

EnviroScience Wetland Operations Manager Emmalisa Kennedy

Emmalisa “Emma” Kennedy, PWS, has been a valued member of the EnviroScience family since 2010.

As the Wetlands Operations Manager in the Natural Resources Practice Area for EnviroScience, Emma is the technical lead for wetland delineation and stream evaluation, as well as a project manager for large and small projects for a variety of clients, including utility, commercial, park systems, and private property. 

She is a senior technical and editorial reviewer for wetland reporting, permit applications, and other coordination documents within the wetlands practice area. Emma ensures that internal quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) metrics are achieved by producing high-quality work products. In addition, she is a mentor for new employees in the wetland practice area. She trains incoming staff in field delineation and conducts rigorous reviews of their written documents.

Emma also graciously and selflessly serves as the lead for EnviroScience’s Corporate Responsibility Committee—a tremendous undertaking—as this enthusiastic, employee-led group is responsible for an enormous amount of community outreach initiatives.

Emma received her Bachelor of Arts from Hiram College in 2003 and her Master of Science from Kent State University in 2009. Throughout her education, she focused on environmental chemistry, natural resource management, aquatic ecology, and invasive management and earned her initial certification as a Professional Wetland Scientist in 2019.

Outside of work, you can catch Emma running on the trail, playing soccer, or getting her nature fix with her husband and her two children.

Contact Emma at:  EKennedy @ EnviroScienceInc.com

Few environmental firms in the country retain EnviroScience’s degree of scientific know-how, talent, and capability under one roof. The diverse backgrounds of our biologists, environmental engineers, scientists, and divers enable us to provide comprehensive in-house services and an integrated approach to solving environmental challenges—saving clients time, reducing costs, and ensuring high-quality results.

Our client guarantee is to provide “Excellence in Any Environment,” meaning no matter what we do, we will deliver on our Core Values of respect, client advocacy, quality work, accountability, teamwork, and safety. EnviroScience was created with the concept that we could solve complex problems by empowering great people. This concept still holds true today as our scientists explore the latest environmental legislation and regulations and incorporate the most up-to-date technology to gather and report data.

EnviroScience expertise includes but is not limited to aquatic surveys (including macroinvertebrate surveys and biological assessments); ecological restoration; ecological services (including impact assessments, invasive species control, and water quality monitoring);  emergency response; engineering and compliance services; endangered mussel surveys; laboratory and analysis; stormwater management; threatened and endangered species; and wetlands and streams (including delineation and mitigation). Further, EnviroScience is one of the few biological firms in the country that is a general member of the Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI) and offers full-service commercial diving services.