Class of 2020 – Andrew Chun
I’m a Project Scientist in Langan’s Lawrenceville office and have experience completing and guiding clients through complex environmental investigations and brownfield redevelopment projects using ASTM standards and New Jersey’s Technical Requirements for Site Remediation. I provide environmental consulting for residential, commercial, industrial, and university clients through environmental due diligence transactions, regulatory investigation and closure activities, and litigation projects using a combination of field investigative techniques, petroleum forensic evaluations, and regulatory expertise.
Outside of the technical work, I’m a member of Langan’s internal Next Generation Forum and one of the co-creators of Young Professionals @ Langan. The goal of YP@L is to assist the next generation of motivated professionals in developing their careers by cultivating internal and external professional relationships and by facilitating training to broaden their business skillsets. I also serve as the President of the Board of Trustees for the non-profit SPLASH, where we provide unique educational adventures aboard our floating classroom, while inspiring children and adults to learn about aquatic science, local history and engineering. I’m also an avid Crossfit and Spartan obstacle course race athlete, enjoy a great glass of wine, and spending time with my dog Drogo.
I have made a habit of taking one long vacation at least every other year. That has included trips to New Zealand, Thailand, Greece, Italy, and most recently a 3-week solo trip to South Africa in November 2019!
I learned about this quote while skydiving in New Zealand: “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear” – Nelson Mandela
My job would be a lot easier if developers incorporated routine environmental assessments earlier into their workflow. This will allow us, as environmental professionals, to provide a more complete assessment of potential environmental concerns and liabilities early in the process. That way developers are more aware of these conditions and can incorporate these conditions in their design and execution strategies.