Courtney Arena
Senior Environmental Scientist
Stanley Consultants, Inc.
West Palm Beach, Florida
Direct: (561) 584-8756
Main: (561) 689-7444
[email protected]

After graduating from UNC Wilmington with a degree in Marine Biology, Courtney’s first position was with South Carolina Department of Natural Resources – Marine Resources Division. Driven by her thirst for knowledge, it wasn’t long before she decided to attend graduate school in Florida and earned an M.S. at Nova Southeastern University’s Oceanographic Center. While attending graduate courses at night, Courtney worked as a laboratory analyst at Florida Spectrum Environmental Services, Inc., where she conducted and supervised environmental sampling and testing for water and soils including microbiology, nutrients, and organics extraction and analysis. Carnival Cruise Lines Department of Environmental Health & Safety sponsored her graduate research in ballast water treatment and provided an internship in their Miami office, where she worked for two years. Here, she conducted thesis research and studies on their vessels for water quality assessments and ballast water treatment and published an article in the Journal of Marine Design and Operations.

Today, Courtney is a Senior Environmental Scientist with Stanley Consultants. Her first assignment was working on-site for three years at the South Florida Water Management District in the Water Quality Division. Following that, Courtney completed the Florida Master Naturalist Program. Currently, with 15 years of professional experience, she provides support for Stanley Consultant’s five Florida offices for a variety of projects related to engineering design and environmental studies. This includes environmental resource permitting, resource identification and field evaluations, impacts assessment, and alternatives analysis for projects related to water resources engineering and transportation infrastructure. Courtney also leads NEPA studies for the Florida Department of Transportation. Her environmental expertise extends to marine and estuarine resource identification and delineation, wetlands identification and delineation, protected species, traffic noise analysis, air quality analysis, water quality analysis, contamination screenings and NEPA documentation.

In 2008, Courtney began her service to the FAEP as a Director on Treasure Coast Chapter Board. During her four years of service on the local Board, she served as Secretary and Vice President and as the Chapter Representative on the FAEP State Board. Courtney is currently a member of the Treasure Coast Chapter, the South Florida Chapter and the Southwest Chapter of the FAEP and serves as an At-Large Board Member on the FAEP State Board.  For the 2011 FAEP Annual Conference held in West Palm Beach, FL, she led on the Sponsorship and Speaker Committees and was heavily involved in planning and implementing this successful event for the Chapter. Courtney intends to continue to be active in the FAEP, where she has been implementing the NAEP webinars as part of the local Chapter events. Courtney actively participates on the NAEP Membership Committee and the 2014 NAEP Annual Conference Committee. She looks forward to the opportunity to become more involved as an NAEP At-Large Board Member and serving as Treasurer on the Executive Committee.