Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy

Drinking Water and Environmental Health Division


Sara Pearson has worked in the environmental field in Michigan for more than 30 years. She is currently the Source Water Unit Supervisor in the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy’s (EGLE) Drinking Water and Environmental Health Division.  She has worked as both a consultant managing contaminated sites for major petroleum companies and industry and as a regulator for EGLE’s remediation and redevelopment and source water programs. Sara’s expertise spans the spectrum of activities related to remediation and redevelopment including extensive hydrogeological investigative, risk evaluation and corrective action experience.  She has considerable experience in policy development, IT and data management, and routinely develops and organizes training for staff and environmental practitioners in the private sector.

Sara is a Certified Professional Geologist (CPG) and has been an active member of the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) since 1998.  She is AIPG’s National Ethics Committee Chairperson and is a founder and Co-Chair of the Environmental Risk Management AIPG Michigan Workshop.  She is also the Training Program Coordinator for the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council. Sara holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  She earned a Master of Science degree in environmental earth science with a focus in hydrogeology from Western Michigan University in 1994.  She is also a graduate of Michigan State University Extension’s Great Lakes Leadership Academy.


Contact: (517) 420-3219

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