Bob began his environmental career in 1980 as a sanitary engineering aide with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Quality Engineering’s Water Pollution Control division while receiving his B.S. degree in Environmental Sciences from UMass-Amherst. Since that time, he's never been too far from the water (or sewer). After two years working as a water quality/water resources management specialist with a Massachusetts environmental consulting firm, Bob moved to the Bay Area to attend grad school at UC Berkeley, where he obtained his Master’s degree in Environmental Planning in 1988. Bob was responsible for planning and coordinating the restoration of Strawberry Creek on the Berkeley campus based on implementing his Master’s thesis (Strawberry Creek Management Plan). This pioneering urban stream restoration project culminated in the successful reintroduction of native fisheries after a century’s absence, and netted a job with UC Berkeley’s EH&S in the process. Since 1989, Bob has worked for UC’s systemwide headquarters, creating and managing the environmental due diligence program and providing technical environmental services across the University system.