Dr. Santasieri possesses 35 years of practical and applied environmental, infrastructure, land use planning, and community development experience in both the public and private sectors. She has extensive experience and expertise in: the planning and design of sustainable and resilient communities, properties, and civil infrastructure systems; brownfields redevelopment; strategic planning; capital programming; community visioning for redevelopment; transit oriented development; port-city relationships; identifying and analyzing a project’s impacts on socio-economic, natural, and man-made settings; and educating elected officials, government staff, nonprofits, and communities on various urban, infrastructure, environmental, and regulatory topics. She created and currently serves as the Executive Director of the NJ Brownfields Assistance Center and the NJIT Technical Assistance to Brownfields Communities Program. Dr. Santasieri holds a PhD in Urban Systems, an MS in Civil Engineering, and a BS in Environmental Planning and Design. She is the recipient of the NJIT Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Santasieri recently conducted a TEDx Talk on how brownfields can be a key ingredient to creating resilient communities.