Chrissy talks about creating solutions for air compliance, building strong client relationships, and the unexpected upside of working remotely – increased communication and collaboration
Christine (Chrissy) Schaub is an engineer intern (EI) and has more than ten years’ experience in the field of air quality, including air dispersion modeling, air quality permitting, regulatory applicability, and emissions estimates calculations. Her role on ECT’s Air Quality team is to provide expertise on air emissions, permit evaluations and exemptions, and to create air dispersion models for larger projects, including prevention of significant deterioration. Chrissy works with clients to make sure they are compliant with their permits and federal regulations. She has a bachelor’s degree in agricultural and biological engineering from the University of Florida.
What is your favorite part of your job?
The client relationships. I enjoy working with our clients to come up with solutions for compliance, permitting or modeling questions. We work together, solve problems, and complete the project. It’s like fitting the pieces together to complete a puzzle.
How did you build your relationship with CSX Transportation, Inc.?
Bill Karl made the introduction. We provide air environmental consultant services for CSX Transportation, Inc. and CSX Intermodal Terminals (CSXI), including maintaining compliance with federal, state, and local air regulatory requirements for all CSXT and CSXI facilities and operations through the 23-state system. I took over as project manager and developed a strong working relationship with my CSX counterpart Meaghan Atkinson over the past six years. Together we manage their compliance with the Clean Air Act.
How did you get started in the air quality field?
I took a job with a professor at a startup company after college. We researched activated carbon in coal fire power plants for mercury removal in flue gas. I was intrigued and wanted to continue to learn more about stack sampling and work on power and air projects.