Vanessa Crandell Earns Certified Professional Geologist Certification

March 9, 2022

Vanessa Crandell, CPG, an Environmental Geologist with R&M, recently earned her Certified Professional Geologist (CPG) certification. She is now a CPG in Alaska.

The CPG certification is administered by the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG), an association dedicated to advancing the geological sciences and promoting the profession of geology. This certification recognizes geologists based on their education, experience, competence, integrity and ethics. Eligible professionals must have eight or more years of experience in the study of the earth, and be engaged in the investigation and evaluation of earth materials and fluids and geologic processes. Once CPG certification is received from AIPG, the State of Alaska licensing board will grant an Alaska CPG.

“Earning a CPG is an important stepping stone in my professional journey as it shows commitment and leadership skills,” said Vanessa.

Vanessa has been with R&M for two years and is a talented environmental scientist with eight years of experience. She has conducted Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments; hazardous building material inventories; air sampling; installation, development, sampling and decommissioning of groundwater monitoring wells; and soil gas sampling. Vanessa has also prepared workplans, reports and proposals, and participated in remediation projects throughout Alaska. She works to support contaminated site and geotechnical investigation work for a variety of Alaskan infrastructure projects. Current projects including preparing for a geotechnical and environmental drilling project on Fort Wainwright and compiling a report for recent work in Seward involving soil, groundwater, indoor air and soil gas sampling.

Vanessa holds a B.A. in Geology and a B.S. in Oceanography, both from Humboldt State University, as well as a M.S. in Geology from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. She is an Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Qualified Environmental Professional; 40-hour HAZWOPER certified, AHERA Building Inspector and EPA Lead-Based Paint Inspector. Outside of work, Vanessa loves to travel throughout Alaska and explore the hiking trails in Chugach State Park. She also dotes on her dog Lucy and her three cats (Bagheera, Agate and Slate).