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Kelly O'Brien

Environmental Journalist
KUSP 88.9 Santa Cruz

Areas of Expertise:

Clean Energy, Climate Change, Electric Vehicles, Energy Economics, Environment, Environmental Policy, Nuclear, Transportation

Chief Operating Officer, Sensortech Services LLC, Monterey CA — 1998-present Founding Partner in Sensortech, a medical device logistics and program management services company of 30 employees and contractors, $3.5 mil/year.

President & CEO, Envirodata, Tempe AZ — 1994 — 1998 Environmental, Health and Safety consulting

Chief Information Systems Officer, Gaia Systems, Portola Valley CA - 1990 — 1994 Designed and developed of Environmental Geographical Information System software. Introduced two commercial products into the market.
Senior Environmental Engineer, FMC Corporation, San Jose CA - 1986 — 1989 Hazardous waste, wastewater and air pollution control responsibilities.

Environmental Engineer, New United Motor Manufacturing Inc, Fremont CA - 1982 — 1986 Responsibility for compliance management for air quality, water quality, and hazardous waste; and, Government Affairs for vehicular emissions and vehicle safety.

Research Associate, University of Santa Clara, Automotive Emissions and Alcohol Fuels Testing Laboratory, Santa Clara, CA - 1979 — 1982 Research, development and testing of vehicles fuels: neat ethanol, neat methanol and gasoline blends under NASA and DOE grants.


Master of Arts and Sciences, Sustainability and Environmental Management Program, Harvard University, 2011 - 2014
Master of Business Administration (MBA) with honors, W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University, 2005; BSBA, University of Phoenix, 1989.

Teaching--Environmental, Health and Safety Management - various topics

Instructor, University of California, Berkeley and Santa Cruz Extension, 1990 – 1996 Instructor, Foothill – DeAnza Community College District, Cupertino, CA 1990 – 1996 Instructor, Merritt College, Oakland CA, 1994 Instructor, Mission College, Santa Clara, CA 1993 – 1994

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