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Cindy G. Schreier, Ph.D. - President

Dr. Schreier is a graduate of Stanford University, receiving her doctorate from the Department of Civil Engineering in 1996 for her work investigating zero-valent iron and palladium/hydrogen for the destruction of chlorinated solvents. Two years later, she founded PRIMA Environmental and is currently PRIMA’s President and Chief Scientist.

Dr. Schreier has broad knowledge of both organic and inorganic contaminants as well as many remediation technologies including permanganate, ozone, Fenton’s Reagent, persulfate, zero-valent iron, and in situ stabilization of hexavalent chromium. She has designed, conducted, and evaluated numerous treatability studies to evaluate the effectiveness of these and other technologies and to assess the effect of treatment on secondary parameters. Dr. Schreier has prepared technical reports, presented results at scientific meetings, and written scientific articles that have been published in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Schreier has had a long-standing interest in cleaning up the environment. As a freshman in high school, she wanted to get rid of the smog in Los Angeles. In her application essays for college, she wrote about finding inexpensive ways to clean up the environment, so that cleaning up would be less expensive than litigating. At Stanford, she changed her graduate major from Chemistry to Civil Engineering because of the focus of the Civil Engineering department on remediation and clean water.

In addition to her Ph.D., Dr. Schreier earned her M.S. in Chemistry from Stanford and her B.S. in Chemistry from the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), graduating from UCSC with highest honors.