Ms. McNamara joined Illingworth & Rodkin, Inc in 2018 after graduating from the University of California, Davis with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Management with an emphasis on Climate Change and Air Quality. While attending Davis, she interned with the Alpha Jet Atmospheric eXperiment (AJAX) at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View where she gained hands on experience collecting and analyzing various atmospheric chemical constituents. This internship along with her classes helped Ms. McNamara develop an interest in analyzing air quality within an urban planning setting.
Since joining I&R, Ms. McNamara has prepared a variety of technical air quality reports in compliance with CEQA for multi-family residences, commercial developments, and hotels. She can model air quality impacts within CalEEMod and analyze community health risk impacts using AERMOD.