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. Darcy and her project teams develop many kinds of emission inventories for government clients. These include air toxic emission inventories for use in risk assessments for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; criteria pollutant and greenhouse gas inventories for offshore oil and natural gas production platforms in the Gulf of Mexico to support National Ambient Air Quality Standards and National Environmental Policy Act assessments for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management; and criteria pollutant 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 the past 20 years. Darcy also enjoys gardening and traveling (and specializes in getting lost).