Heather Foxx is employed as a Geologist with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) where she is responsible for multiple aspects of environmental assessment. In a typical day, Heather may evaluate environmental and hydrogeological data for the remediation of hazardous sites, develop guidance documents based on site geology, recommend revisions to monitoring and sampling plans, or manage field projects related to site investigations and remediation. Heather started her career with IDEM through the Indiana Governor’s Summer Internship program while she was a graduate student at Indiana State University. She permanently join IDEM in 2014 as a Groundwater Environmental Manager prior to her current position as a Geologist. In her spare time, Heather shares her love of geology by working as an Earth Science Adjunct Instructor at Ivy Tech Community College.
Heather received her undergraduate degree in Geology and her master’s degree in Earth and Quaternary Sciences from Indiana State University. She is currently pursuing a degree in environmental law at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
Heather is also an Indiana Licensed Professional Geologist and is OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER certified. She would be happy to offer advice on obtaining these important credentials for working in the field of environmental geology. Please check the Department of Earth and Environmental Systems website for dates when Heather may be visiting the department to discuss geology careers in the state of Indiana.