I started working as an environmental scientist when the environmental impacts of acid rain were of great concern. Not long after that, I assisted on a project that examined how effectively fast-growth tree farms could remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. I soon realized I was very good at ‘counting things’ and that, in the air quality field, emission inventories form the basis of almost every project. My career focus on emission inventory development has been very diverse and continually offers new challenges and learning opportunities.
Darcy Wilson is a vice president and group manager in ERG’s Morrisville office. She manages a contract with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards that encompasses emissions inventory development, ambient air monitoring, emissions testing, and method and monitoring development. In addition, Darcy has managed project teams in developing many kinds of emissions inventories for government clients. These include air toxic inventories for use in EPA risk assessments; criteria pollutant, greenhouse gas, and air toxic inventories for offshore oil and natural gas production platforms in the Gulf of Mexico for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management; and criteria pollutant, greenhouse gas, and air toxic inventories for state, local, and tribal air quality agencies.
Darcy holds a B.S. in forest resource management from Virginia Tech and an M.S. in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has been a volunteer coach with Special Olympics for over 20 years. Darcy also enjoys gardening and traveling (and specializes in getting lost).