2023-2024 AEG President

Sarah Kalika, PG, CAC

Sarah Kalika has approximately 22 years of experience as a geologist in the environmental consulting industry and a Bachelor of Science in Geological Sciences from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has performed primarily environmental geoscience investigations during her career including property development work, site characterization (Phase I & II) transactions, asbestos and lead surveys for renovations and demolitions, abatement oversight, geologic mapping and sampling for the presence of naturally occurring asbestos, asbestos dust mitigation plan preparation, area air monitoring for asbestos, construction storm water pollution prevention plan preparations and inspections, health and safety plan preparation, and corporate health and safety program management (illness and injury prevention program management, staff safety training, accident investigations). She has successfully managed the investigation, regulatory agency interaction, documentation, and cleanup of many complex, high profile, and confidential development projects, including schools, agricultural redevelopment, commercial and residential properties, highways, and rail corridors.

As a California Certified Asbestos Consultant (CAC) and licensed Professional Geologist (PG), Ms. Kalika has a unique combination of expertise with applying regulations originally written for asbestos in building materials to construction projects that impact asbestos occurring naturally within rock and soil. Ms. Kalika is skilled in navigating the often-complicated assortment of regulations that apply to asbestos and asbestiform minerals and provides awareness training sessions for workers who will interact with asbestos-containing soil or rock on jobsites.

As a member of the Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists, she has served as chair of several operational committees including Meetings Advisory, Governance, and Diversity Equity and Inclusion, as well as co-founded the Naturally Occurring Asbestos Technical Working Group and IAEG NOA Commission, co-chaired the 2018 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, and is co-chairing the 2025 AEG meeting in Chicago. She is the 2024 Association President.

Ms. Kalika is a frequent public speaker and gives presentations for consulting companies, school districts, commercial property managers, and members of the Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists.

Please reach out to me at [email protected] with thoughts, comments, suggestions, etc.; I want to hear from you. Thank you for your contributions to AEG, the geosciences and life.

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